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We pride ourselves in providing customers with expert support and guidance specific to their requirements; so whether you’re looking for one tree or several thousand plants, please get in contact to discuss your needs with a member of our team.

At Exmoor Trees we specialise in growing trees native that are localised to the West Country area.

With a range of almost 60 species to choose from, which are indigenous to the South and West of England, we offer customer a comprehensive choice of native tree saplings, shrubs and hedging plants, from popular board leaf trees such as Oak, Downy Birch, Beech, Rowan, Willow, Hawthorn, through to nut trees (Walnut, Hazel and Sweet Chestnut) and fruit trees (Crab Apple, Cherry and Wild Pear), as well as blossoming hedgerow plants like Sweet Briar, Honeysuckle and Dog Rose.

If you have a specific requirement and can’t find a particular native tree species you’re looking for, please get in contact with us, as we may be able to source this particular variety for you.

The provenance of our seeds varies depending on each plant species, but all seeds are sourced within the UK (we never import our seeds), and moving forward we are working to collect more of our seeds from 305.


If looking to plant a hedge, we recommend planting 5 whips per metre, in a staggered double row formation; please note that DEFRA advise on 6 trees per metre, so bare this is mind for any DEFRA grant based applications which you may be looking to apply for.


When looking to plant a wooded area, we recommend working on planting 750 tree whips per acre.

There are several benefits of choosing cell grown trees;

  • Many cell grown tree species are available throughout the year and can be planted year round.
  • Compact in their design, cell grown whips are far quicker and easier to plant than bare root trees.
  • Grown at high altitude, our trees are stronger and hardier than most and as a result, survival rates are higher.

For further information on cell grown trees click the link below to read our blog.

We advise basing any planting scheme on 60% to 70% of the species that are already growing on and around the area which you’re looking to plant up, and then making up the difference with a selection of species which you’d like to try growing / introduce to the mix.  With this considered approach, using species that are native to the area, you’ll have a higher and more successful establishment rate.

It is best to plant your trees within a week or two weeks of arrival.

Remember, when your trees arrive we advise to keep them upright, well-watered and away from strong sunlight and high winds.

For further information on planting cell grown trees please click below to read our blog…

By using a tree guard it provides improved survival rates by offering first-line defence against pests such as voles, mice, rabbits, hares, deer, plus other wildlife and livestock, at a young tree’s most vulnerable growing stage.

It also provides protection to your newly planted cell grown trees for from seasonal weather conditions, herbicides and other chemical sprays.

They can also guard against machinery contact and abrasion, such as strimmers.

To shop our range of tree guards and planting accessories click the link below…

It is important to note that there are many tree guard designs to choose from and each have a specific purpose, if you’re unsure of which type of shelter you require, please get in contact and we’d be happy to chat over your project and provide advice.

You can identify most hardwoods due to their broad leaves, while softwoods usually have needles and cones.

Despite the popularity of hardwood, due to their durability, softwoods are utilised far more frequently all across the world; In fact, it is estimated that around 80% of all timber used comes from softwood trees.

We range a number of hardwood tree species, including Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), English Oak (Quercus robur), Field Maple (Acer campestre), Sessile Oak (Rosa Rubiginosa), Walnut (Juglans regia).

And, also stock a range of softwoods such as Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii), Scots Pine (Picea sitchensis), Sitkas Spruce (Picea sitchensis), Western Red Cedar.

There are a number of species of hedging and trees that can be planted near grazing horses, these include; Beech (Fagus sylvatica), Field Maple (Acer campestre), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Hazel (Corylus avellane), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus).

And, if you’re looking to add shelter or shade to a paddock then the following trees are a good choice: Aspen (Populus tremula), Silver Birch (Betula pendula).

Goats are notorious for eating everything, but this doesn’t mean they should… so, to ensure your goats to stay healthy and happy, there’s a number of trees species we’d recommend; Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Apple (Malus sylvestris), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Elder (Sambucus nigra), Field Maple (Acer campestre), Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna), Hazel (Corylus avellane), Pear (Pyrus communis), Rowan (Euonymus europaeus).

You could be eligible for the England Woodland Creation Offer (EWCO) grant. This tree planting grant scheme backs the creation of new woodland, including natural colonisation, and applies to areas as small as one hectare. Capped at £8,500 per hectare for standard costs, it also includes annual maintenance payments of £200 per hectare per year, for 10 years.

To find out more visit our Grants + Incentives page, which offers guidance on a range of Government funded tree planting grants and how to apply.

Yes, we’re open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

If you would like to arrange to visit our Somerset based tree nursery to discuss your requirements in person, please get in touch with us, as we’d be more than happy to welcome you to site, show you around and chat over you specific planting needs.

Call: 07890225957


We offer two delivery options;

You can either arrange to collect your order direct from our tree nursery.
Exford, Nr Minehead, West Somerset, TA24 7QH.

Or, you can choose a courier service and have the goods delivered to a location of your choice.

We charge £50 for order containing under 1000 items and £85 on orders of over 1000 items.

We deliver to the UK only.

Should you need to discuss any delivery or order enquiries, please get in touch with us.

Call: 07890225957


Please contact Exmoor Trees Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Exmoor Trees, Exford, Nr Minehead, West Somerset, TA24 7QH.

Call: 07890225957




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