Spiral tree guard

Tools you need for bare-root tree and shrub planting

It's the time to be thinking about planting bare-root trees and shrubs. Here's the kit you'll need to help

The time to plant bare-root trees is between November and March and shrubs between October and April. It’s not an easy task. Here is exactly the equipment you need in order to have success in your planting endeavours. And don’t miss our guide on how to plant a tree and how to prune roses. 

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Alitags Victorian Aluminium Hanging Labels

Hanging labels

£29 for 25; 6mm Character Punches, A-Z, 0-9, £139.50; Wooden Holding Box for Punches, £45; Steel and Brass Jig, £175, all 01279 842685, alitags.com

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Treebio Biodegradable Spiral Tree Guard

Spiral tree guard

60cm x 50mm, 76p each, 01423 332100, green-tech.co.uk

3

Bulldog Tree Planting Spade

Tree planting spade

£46.31, 0800 783 2202, qualitygardentools.com

4

Galvanised Steel Bucket

Steel bucket

£55, 01993 845559, gardentrading.co.uk

5

Love The Glove Women’s Gardening Gloves

Gardening gloves

Oak leaf moss, £14.99, 0114 233 8262, burgonandball.com

6

Carbon Gold Tree Soil Improver Biochar

Tree soil improver

12kg, £32.99, 0117 244 0032, carbongold.com

7

Kurumi Secateurs

Secateurs

Carbon steel and walnut wood, £159, 01747 445059, niwaki.com

8

Women’s Arctic Sport II Tall Boots

Boots

Moss, £115, 0808 281 9536, muckbootcompany.co.uk

9

NatureTie Biodegradable Tree Tie

Biodegradable tree tie

50mm x 30m, £19.80, 01952 641949, amenity.co.uk

10

Hightide Penco Pocket Tape Measure

Tape measure

2m, khaki, £12.99, 020 8997 6903, thejournalshop.com

11

Haws traditional 4.5 litre watering can

Haws watering can

£49.99, 01344 578811, waitrosegarden.com

12

Rootgrow Professional Mycorrhizal Fungi

Rootgrow fungi

10 litres, £168, 01795 411527, rootgrow.co.uk

13

Tree Mat Biodegradable Mulch Mats

Tree mat

Pack of 3, £4.99, 0117 934 1795, haxnicks.co.uk

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Galvanised Tree Guard

Tree guard
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450mm diameter 1,500mm high, £127.20, 0800 316 9700, seton.co.uk