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Ash Tree 'Fraxinus Excelsior' (4-5ft)

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Bare Root Ash Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Native Irish Ash Trees
  • Fraxinus Excelsior
  • AKA Common Ash, European Ash
  • Medium to Large Tree
  • Form: Single Stemmed Whip
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 4 - 5ft
    • Girth: 4cm
  • Bare Root (Not Potted)

Ash Tree - Characteristics

  • Tall, narrow trees
  • As they mature they develop into large, rounded canopies
  • Light grey stems
  • Distinctive black buds in Winter
  • Leaves are pinnate & slightly serrated
  • Light, open canopy
  • Mature size: 30m tall & 8m wide
    • If allowed to grow to full maturity
    • Can be maintained at smaller size either
  • Deciduous tree, they loose their leaves in Winter
  • Fast growth rate
  • Very hardy tree

Ash Tree - Planting Instructions

Planting Time

  • Plant the moment they arrive
  • Bare root trees can only be planted in the dormant season
  • Avoid frosty conditions, where the ground is frozen
  • These Ash saplings are 5ft tall & will require several years to mature

Positioning Trees

  • Ash likes full sun, part shade & shade
  • Soil can be well drained, light or heavy clay
  • Happy in acidic or neutral to alkaline soils
  • Can be grown in chalky soils
  • Spacing distance varies on use
  • If planting in lawns, then space 5 to 7m apart
  • When planting, hold plant at ground level & back fill the top soil
  • Ensure each plant is straight & soil is compacted in around it's root ball
  • Level off the soil around the plants
  • Support with bamboo cane for first 2 years
  • Replace cane with larger stake when required

After Care

  • Water bare roots plants regularly until plants establish
  • Water before & after planting
  • If dry weather persists, water every 2 days
  • Weeding is also essential - especially bind weed which can quickly smoother a young tree
  • Keep grass growth away from the base of trees to ensure a faster growth rate
  • Avoid strimming around the base of trees

Ash Trees - Quick Facts

  • Ash trees are the most common tree in Ireland
  • Ash trees are suffering from Ash Dieback which is affecting much of the UK & Ireland
  • These are our tallest native trees
  • Ash trees are often last to come into leaf & first to loose their leaves in Autumn
  • Hurleys are made from Ash wood. Hence the phrase 'Clash of the Ash'
  • Ash trees are most recognised by their black buds in Winter
  • Ash has only 41 dependent insect species

Glas Scheme - DAFM

  • Rural Development Programme
  • Glas - (Green, Low Carbon, Agri-environment Scheme)
  • Points to Note
    • Not a whole farm scheme
    • All farmers may apply
    • Receive up to €5,000/yr over 5 years
    • Approved advisor must prepare the application
    • Nutrient Management Plan required
    • No guaranteed entry to the scheme, priority basis
    • If there is a Priority Environmental Asset (PEA) on the land, it must be chosen before any other action can be taken
    • There are deadline dates to have actions completed by
    • Once submitted, a plan cannot be changed

Glas Scheme - Planting a Grove of Native Trees

  • Planting Requirements
    • You can plant Alder, Silver Birch, Sessile Oak, Pedunculate Oak, Mountain Ash, Native Ash, Bird Cherry, Hazel, Scots Pine, Goat Willow
    • Minimum of 500m2 with 250 plants
    • Maximum of 900m2 with 450 plants
    • Plants must be a minimum of 40cm in height at time of planting
    • Spacing: Plant trees 2m apart in rows 1m apart
    • Grove needs to be protected from livestock. fencing off area will be necessary
    • Dead plants must be replaced
    • Weeds must be controlled
    • Plants must be purchased from a registered grower or supplier (Including ourselves)
  • Rates of Payment:
    • €0.90 per plant per year for 5 years
    • We can supply your EC plant passport when you order your hedging from us
    • Keep this passport reference number for your reps
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