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Planting a tree is a great way to mark an occasion or to remember a loved one. I am offering people the opportunity to plant a tree in celebration of a family member or friend with nemaline myopathy and at the same time raise funds for the Nemaline Myopathy Support Group. The trees I grow are shown below and they will hopefully be there for many generations to come! These trees could eventually develop into a small woodland area which will survive long after we have gone. Trees are vital in keeping the air that we breath clean by soaking up the pollution in the atmosphere and locking it away as carbon in the wood that can be used later. All trees purchase will be tagged with the persons name and sponsor. The Nemaline Wood will host trees that have been planted for a variety of reasons and all are welcome.

Celebrate Memorials, Birthdays, Friendships, Weddings, Anniversaries, Life achievements, Births






Silver Birch in winter.



After coppicing, birch tree stumps will regrow
creating attractive multi-stemmed groupings.


Silver Birch, Downy Birch and Grey / Fire Birch
(Grown from seed, by David)

Known to the Ancient Celts as the 'Lady of the Woods' the Silver Birch Tree is said to have a protective influence and is symbolic of new birth, fertility and purification. It's association with fertility gave it strong connections to the celebrations of Beltane, the festival now known as May Day. Being silvery in appearance, it has lunar, and therefore feminine associations. In Tarot, Birch corresponds to the Star, and also to Venus in planetary realms.
Silver Birch leaves are thought to be antiseptic and also a diuretic that are an effective remedy for Cystitis.
The Silver Birch is a beautiful tree with a certain grace and it's distinctive silver bark makes it a popular gift for Christenings and Silver wedding anniversary celebrations. They can reach 5-6m (16-20ft) in height after 10 years. Excellent source of food and shelter for wildlife.
The Silver Birch, is a fast growing slender tree with hanging branches and silver white bark. Yellow-green catkins appear in spring and the delicate bright green leaves turn a soft yellow in autumn.
Like many other trees, birch can be coppiced for wood (cut down) and they will regrow from the stump.

Downy Birch have a slightly darker trunk and a fast rate of growth with an ultimate height of 20m / 65.6ft and spread of 10m / 32.8ft. It can take 45-50 years to reach its ultimate height. Downy Birch are even better for insects than Silver Birch. They also like wetter soil, which may explain why they are more common in Scotland!





Birch
2012 (home grown sapling),
£5 / US$8 / $CAD8 / €6

2011 (home grown sapling),
£8 / $US13 / $CAD13 / €10






Mountain Ash or Rowan

The Rowan tree is the Celtic 'Tree of Life'. Rowan Trees or Mountain Ash as they are also known are said to protect from negative enchantment and in ancient times crosses made from the wood from Rowan trees were often hung over the entrance to homes. It was thought that keeping a branch from the Rowan tree in the home on Good Friday would counteract any negative energies and ward off evil forces.
In Scotland, berries from Rowan trees are still used to make wine and also jam which is traditionally eaten with game bird.
Rowan trees normally form multi stems and resemble shrubby trees and grows to a maximum size of 30ft (9m). The Rowan tree forms attractive white flowers, bright red berries and a delicate leaf form. In the past, the Rowan tree was often planted to protect farm cottages from witches. In fact, many Rowan trees can still be seen around farm yards!

I have several Rowan trees available. They were donated in 2011.




Mountain Ash

2009 (approx. 4ft, 1.25m)
£5 / $US8 / $CAD8 / €6

 






Paper Bark Cherry
(Grown from seed, by David)

The copper coloured bark from this tree shines in the sun and peels off the trunk like paper. This rounded tree has a fast rate of growth. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height of 7m / 23ft and spread of 6m / 20ft.

Also known as; Birch Barked Cherry, Tibetan Cherry, Flowering Cherry tree, Blossom Tree, Cherry Blossom tree, Ornamental Cherry

In 2011 and 2012, I sowed a few seeds of this tree in my little greenhouse. There are now six seedlings which may be ready to plant out in the field in 2014. These should look great dotted among the Silver and Downy Birch!



Paper Bark Cherry

2012 (home grown) sapling
£8 / US$13 / $CAD13 / €10

2011 (home grown) sapling
£10 / $US15 / $CAD15 / €12



Price conversions are approx. using www.xe.com

To make the buying process quick and simple, payment must be by Paypal. A currency conversion is made, so you are told what the charge will be. You can send a payment to nmsg@live.co.uk as a Personal Gift in British Pounds. This Paypal account is linked directly to the NMSG bank account. If you do not use Pay Pal and live in the UK, then please email me for alternative options. Your donation goes directly towards Nemaline Myopathy Support Group funds. No money goes to me, but I buy or grow the trees!


 

Trees below were planted in 2012
 



(These are much older than 3 years!)

Sitka Spruce

This conical tree has a fast growth rate and is a single stem growth form, with an ultimate height of 60m / 200ft and spread of 6m / 20ft. It can take 26-30 years to reach its ultimate height, averaging 1.5m per year.

In Spring 2012, I was able to very cheaply purchase an auction lot of Sitka Spruce saplings which were rescued (left-over) from a forestry planting. The idea for these is to allow 12-15 years growth, then cut the tree down to earn more cash from selling the logs as fire wood.


Sitka Spruce


About 50 trees waiting to be planted.

Crab Apple


A spring flowering tree with pale pink cup shaped flowers. Leaves turn to a wonderful colour of red and orange in autumn. The pinkish red crab apples flushed with green are delicious for preserves such as crab-apple jelly, and loved by the birds and wildlife.
Fully hardy, a productive tree which will grow in sun or semi shade. Likes most soils and will tolerate clay.
Height and spread in 10 years 4m x 3m

 


 

Copper Beech
Scots Pine

Field Maple
Flowering Cherry
Mespilus
Scarlet Hawthorn
Hawthorn
Weeping Willow



 

Trees below were purchased and planted in 2013
 

Fraser Fir


60 planted for Xmas trees

Noble Fir

40 planted for Xmas trees

Nordman Fir


200 planted for Xmas trees
Green Beech

x60 for wildlife hedging
Lawson Cypress

x100 for hedging

Hybrid Poplar

x60 for fire logs



 

Trees below will be ready to plant in 2014
 



Bird Cherry
(Grown from seed, by David)

A native to Europe, the Bird cherry is a delicate deciduous spreading tree with racemes of fragrant white star-shaped flowers from late spring, followed by small black cherries which are irresistible to birds. Dark green leaves turn a lovely yellow in autumn. A rewarding tree and easy to grow. Suitable for meduim and large gardens.
Fully hardy, likes sun and can be grown in most soils.
Suitable for a medium to large garden.
Height and spread in 10 years 4m x 3m.





Bird Cherry


2013 (home grown) sapling
£8 / US$13 / $CAD13 / €10

 


Italian Cypress
(Grown from seed, by David)

Cypressus sempervirens is an elegant narrow upright evergreen conifer.
Fast growing when young. Aromatic, grey-green foliage with glossy grey-brown cones. Appreciates a clip once a year. Likes sun and well drained soil.
Fully hardy.




Italian Cypress

2013 (home grown) sapling
£8 / US$13 / $CAD13 / €10



 

Trees below should be ready to plant in 2015
 


Japanese Zelkova
(Grown from seed, by David)

Japanese Zelkova is a good street and shade tree that has an appealing vase-shaped form with a rounded crown. Green leaves turn yellow, copper, orange, or deep red to purplish-red in fall putting on a showy display. The peeling bark on older trees exposes orange patches which can be quite impressive. Grows 50'-80' high with a 50'-75' spread. Prefers moist, well drained soils and full sun. It is pH adaptable, and when established is tolerant of wind, drought, and air pollution.

 
Austrian Pine
(Grown from seed, by David)

Bee Tree
(Grown from seed, by David)

Bentham Cypress
(Grown from seed, by David)
Norway Maple
(Grown from seed, by David)
Norway Spruce
(Grown from seed, by David)
Oriental Spruce
(Grown from seed, by David)



Trees purchased to date.

Purchaser
Honouring
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Purchaser
Honouring
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Patricia
Spain

Her daughter
Claudia Lucena
14.February.2013 - 12.June.2013
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Melanie Wong
Malaysia

Her son
Victor Fong Jun Yang
7 August.2004- 24.November.2012
Mountain Ash
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Anna Demetriades
UK

Her grand daughter
Aaliyah Melina
7.January.2008 - 2010
Mountain Ash
Patty Mitchell / Laura Oeffling
USA

Katie Mitchell
Silver Birch
.
Stephen Brunning
UK
All those who lost their fight with NM
Sycamore

Patty Mitchell / Laura Oeffling
USA
Jessica Belasco's graduation
Downy Birch
.
Laura Pagnani
USA
Her father, Tony Pagnani
1941 - 2008
Silver Birch
Karen Kanak and family
USA

Raelyn Kanak
Field Maple
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Heidi Kristiansen
Norway

Thomas Flatby
3.July.1995 - 3.January.1999

Andre Flatby
3.June.1997 - 7.June.2004
Angelica M. Limon Perez
USA
To honor my brother Jesus E. Limon Perez, for still living strong and enriching our family's life every day.
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Mihaela Mihoc
France

Uma Balaj
11.03.2014 - 30.03.2014
Cherry tree
Noa Fleicher
Canada

For her 6th birthday!
Copper Beech
.
Sonya and John Edgell
England
Natasha (To$h) Edgell
27.Nov.1973 - 14.Oct.2013

Dorothy McDougall
Scotland
David McDougall
Silver Birch
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David McDougall
Scotland
Myself!

Scots Pine
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This page was last updated: November 26, 2014
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