Trees are well known to be a soothing presence as well as an important part of the ecosystem. If you want to plant a tree in your garden, but don’t want to end up with an overly large tree that dominates the garden or is simply too big for it, a great choice is the Hawthorn.
A native tree to the British Isles, this is a hardy tree that is easy to look after and can grow in most soils. It is also a great plant for hedging and it’s dense and spiky, so will help to create a protective boundary around your garden. It may need to be cut back occasionally, but it is best to get a professional like this Tree Surgeon Poole based https://kieranboylandtreeservices.com to do this as it can be a dangerous job, and you don’t want to run the risk of cutting too much off and damaging the tree.
Hawthorn is a beautiful tree as it blooms in May – which is what gives it its other commonly used name, the May tree – and it is rich in folklore and mystery. The blossoms are loved by many insects too such as bees and it supports hundreds of species of insects, birds and animals.
In the autumn the tree will have the bright red berries, known as haws on them – a favourite with birds and small mammals, and many people like to use these to make hawthorn jellies and jams to keep over the winter.