Hedge on Stilts: What are Pleached Trees? | The Complete Guide to Pleached Trees

Hedge on Stilts: What are Pleached Trees?

Welcome to the world of pleached trees! If you've ever wondered about those elegant, elevated hedges that seem to defy gravity in gardens and landscapes, you're in the right place. In this article, we'll explore the fascinating world of pleached trees, what makes them special, and why they might be the perfect addition to your garden.

Creating Living Sculptures

Pleached trees, often referred to as a "hedge on stilts" or a "hedge in the air", are a unique and stylish way to add structure, privacy, and beauty to outdoor spaces. But what exactly are pleached trees, and how do they differ from traditional trees or hedges?

Pleached Trees vs. Traditional Hedges

At their core, pleached trees are a type of living fence or screen. They are trees that have been carefully trained and pruned to create a flat, elevated canopy or hedge. The lower part of the tree is typically clear of branches, creating a tall, slender "clear stem" trunk that raises the canopy above eye level. This distinctive form allows pleached trees to serve a variety of practical and aesthetic purposes in gardens and landscapes.

Why Choose Pleached Trees for Your Garden?

One of the most appealing aspects of pleached trees is their versatility. They can be used to define boundaries, create privacy screens, line pathways, or even add a touch of greenery to urban spaces where space is limited. Whether you're looking to enclose an outdoor dining area, block an unsightly view, or simply enhance the beauty of your garden, pleached trees can be a fantastic choice.

Unlocking the Beauty and Utility of Pleached Trees

But pleached trees are more than just a pretty face in the garden. They offer benefits such as noise reduction, air purification, and habitat for wildlife. Their structured form provides an elegant contrast to other plants in your garden, making them a valuable addition to any landscape design.

As we delve deeper into the world of pleached trees in this blog series, we'll answer all your burning questions. From planning considerations to maintenance tips, from selecting the right trees to design inspiration, we've got you covered. Stay tuned for more insights into the world of pleached trees!

The Complete Guide to Pleached Trees
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Caring for Your New Pleached Trees

With Love & Care

For practical guidance and tips about looking after pleached trees, check out our Caring for Your New Pleached Trees series. This ensures your trees get off to the best start, from delivery through their critical first two years. Remember to check on your new trees regularly and provide essential care such as staking, watering, pruning, and fertilising as needed. This will help your pleached trees thrive. Happy gardening!

Caring for Your New Pleached Trees
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