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Aspen Tree 'Populus Tremula' (2-3ft)

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Bare Root Aspen Tree - Description

  • Bare Root Native Aspen Tree Plants
  • Populus Tremula
  • AKA Common Aspen or Trembling Poplar
  • Fast Growing & Tall Tree
  • Form: Single Stemmed Whip
  • Plant Size
    • Height: 2 - 3ft (60 - 100cm)
    • Girth: 3cm
    • Age: 2 Year Old (1 + 1)
  • Bare Root (Not Potted)

Aspen Tree - Characteristics

  • Large tree
  • Outshoots, known as suckers spring up around tree
  • Foliage: Silvery green, mostly rounded leaves with pointed tip
  • Foliage turns yellow in Autumn
  • Light canopy rustles in light breeze creating Aspens distinctive sound
  • Mature size: 12m tall & 8m wide
    • If allowed to grow to full maturity
  • Flower: Male trees produce woolly catkins in Spring before it's foliage
  • Deciduous tree, they lose their leaves in Winter
  • Growth rate: Fast
  • Very hardy tree

Aspen Tree - Uses

  • Good screening trees
  • Fast growing & large, ideal for blocking views
  • Suitable for larger gardens & wildlife gardens
  • Excellent choice for wet areas
  • Plants have good leaf retention also adding to it's benefits as a screening tree
  • Trees can be grown in exposed areas, but avoid coastal sites

Aspen 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 Aspen saplings are 3ft tall & will require several years to mature

Positioning Trees

  • Aspens like full sun, not happy in shade
  • Ideal soil would be fertile & rich in humus
  • Happy in acidic or neutral to alkaline soils
  • Aspens like well drained, moist, wet & waterlogged soils
  • Spacing distance varies on use
  • If planting in lawns, then space 6 to 12m apart
  • When planting, hold plants 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

  • Regularly cut away suckers to prevent tree from taking over
  • 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

Populus Tremula - Quick Facts

  • The common Aspen was an early coloniser. Meaning it was one of the first trees to populate northern Europe with the retreat of the ice age
  • While aspen is a native of Ireland, it is not commonly found
  • Aspens generally grow on wet lands
  • Aspen has 90 dependent insect species which rely on the tree to live & feed
  • It was said that the cross carried by Jesus was made from Aspen, which would be difficult as Aspen trees are not suited to the arid climate conditions of Jerusalem

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, 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

Note: We don't ship plants on Fridays due to the extended period they would remain without light & water

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Shipping Options & Rates

  • Standard Courier Delivery With Fastway (2-4 Working Days)
    • Cost is €4.95 on Orders Below €75
    • Free Delivery on Orders Above €75
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Courier Delivery With Fastway (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is around €5 extra for express delivery
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Express Delivery With DPD (1-2 Working Days)
    • Cost is €3 extra
    • This service guarantees that any order placed before 4pm will ship from our depot the same day on the next day delivery service *
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
    • This services comes with text alerts and timed delivery slots which the customer can change to suit themselves
  • 'Seed' Postal Delivery Option ***
    • Cost is €2 - Packet of Seeds ONLY Orders
    • Note: Does Not Apply to Seed Potatoes, Bulbs or Sets ***
    • Rep. of Ireland & Northern Ireland Only
  • Great Britain
    • Cost is €10
    • UK shipping fee covers parcels up to a total weight of 20Kg
  • Western Europe
    • Note: There is no free delivery for Western Europe Deliveries

Bulk Bags & Large Item Pallet Deliveries

  • Bulk bags & large orders are shipped via pallet couriers on a rigid lorry
  • Delivery is to kerbside only
  • If road access to your site is tight, then please advise us before purchasing
  • Please Note: We cannot guarantee next day delivery on pallet deliveries
  • Also, we cannot guarantee delivery on a specific day (Please allow 1-3 days for delivery)
  • It's always best to order well in advance to avoid disappointment
  • Cancellation of pallets when items are already in transit will incur a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee (To cover return delivery costs)
  • Where pallet delivery can not be made due to site access, a 40 euro per pallet cancellation fee will apply (To cover return delivery costs)

International Delivery Prices & Times

  • Please note max weights below, heavier orders may require additional payment
  • We will contact you to discuss, if max weight of order exceeded


  • The shipping fee is fixed for an order, regardless of the number of items bought
  • All courier orders require signed proof of delivery & the customer must be contactable by phone
  • We do not offer a weekend delivery service (Mon-Fri Only excl. Bank Holidays)
  • * Our courier achieves a 98% success rate on next day deliveries
  • ** Seed postal option applies to seed ONLY orders & is available in all 32 counties of Ireland
  • *** Does not apply to seed potatoes, bulbs or sets
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