Buy container grown trees from Thomson Trees from their small family run nursery approx 17 miles south of Edinburgh.

Who we Sell to?

Thomson Trees supply trees to:

  • Private Individuals
  • Commercial Clients (Golf Courses, Landscape Gardeners, Tree Surgeons, Developers, Builders, Schools, Churches)
  • Public Sector Clients (Local Authority, Council)

Trees can either be delivered or collected from our nursery at West Linton.

Tree Planting

We are also happy to plant trees on behalf of our clients fSor a small fee.

Why Buy from Thomson Trees?

Located at a height of 250 metres (820 feet) above sea level, our trees are grown in a testing environment which means that when they are transplanted to their new home they nearly always look forward to a much easier life!

What are our Trees Grown in?

We grow our trees in Air-Pots TM - an innovative new product which produces fabulous, non-spiralling root systems that are impossible to develop in any other container enabling highly successful transplanting. Air-pots are made of recycled HDPE.

What Sizes of Tree do we Sell?

We grow our trees in either 20 or 30 litre pots which result in a height range of approx 0.5 metre to 4 metres. Call us to discuss your requirements.

What Species of Trees do we Sell?

We sell trees that grow well in the Scottish climate. As a result most of our trees are native which are better than non-native trees at encouraging wildlife into your garden. They provide food for many different types of insect which then attract birds, mammals and amphibians.

Detailed below are the main species we sell.

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Small Trees (<21 metres)

English Name Latin Name Max Height Site Tree Type Brief Description
Juniper Juniperus communis 6 m W,D,E N Small cypress tree with berries
Box Buxus sempervirens 6 m W,D,E N Dense evergreen tree
Cherry Plum Prunus cerasifera 8 m W,D,E,C NN Small tree with white blossom
Crab Apple Malus sylvestris 10 m D, E N Small tree with white-pink flowers
Goat Willow Salix caprea 12 m W,E,T N Small tree with downy flowers
Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna 15 m D, E, C N Broadly spreading small tree with white blossom in spring
Holly Ilex aquifolium 15 m D,S N A striking evergreen tree
Bird Cherry Prunus padus 17 m W,D,E,C N Attractive tree with white blossom
Aspen Populus tremula 18 m W,D,E,C N Tree with shimmering foliage
Rowan Sorbus aucuparia 20 m W,D,E,C N Decorative tree with red berries

Medium Trees (21-30 metres)

Yew Taxus baccata 25 m D,S N Evergreen tree with red berries
White Willow Salix alba 25 m W,E,C N Columnar with tapering leaves
Alder Alnus glutinosa 25 m W,D,E,C N Water loving with slender catkins
Whitebeam Sorbus Aria 25 m W,D,E,C N Distinctive tree with silver leaves
Horse Chestnut Aesculus hippocastanum 25 m W NN Broad tree with spectacular white flowers and conkers
Silver Birch Betula pendula 26 m W,D,C N Non-shading elegant tree
Field Maple Acer campestre 26 m D,E N Attractive tree with orange leaves
Evergreen Oak Quercus ilex 28 m D,S NN Evergreen tree with dark green leaves
Norway Maple Acer platanoides 30 m D,E,C N Yellow leaves in autumn
Hornbeam Carpinus betulus 30m D,S N A medium sized handsome tree

Large Trees (>30metres)

Smalled Leaved Lime Tilia cordata 32m D,S N Heart-shaped dark green leaves
Larch Larix decidua 35m W,D,E NN Needles turn yellow in autumn
Red Oak Quercus rubra 35m D NN Bright red leaves in autumn
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris 36m W,D,E,S,C N Conifer with spreading crown

Pedunculate Oak

Quercus robur 36m W,D,S N Massively important in wildlife terms
Beech Fagus sylvaticia 40m D,S N Grey smooth bark and green leaves
Copper Beech Fagus sylvaticia purpurea 40m D,S N With purple leaves
Ash Fraxinus excelsior 40m D,E N Tall tree with smooth bark
Western Red Cedar Thuja plicata 45m W,D,S NN Cypress with red shredding bark
Wellingtonia Sequoiadendron giganteum 50m W,D,S NN WorldÕs largest tree with soft bark
Grand Fir Abies grandis 55m W,D,S NN Large tree with scented needles
Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii 60m D,S NN Giant conifer tree

Key to Table:
N= Native
NN= Non-Native
W= Wet Site
D= Dry Site
E= Exposed Site
S= Shady Site
C= Contaminated Site

When to Plant?

As our trees are container grown they can be planted at any time of the year, although exceptionally dry periods or frosty spells should be avoided.

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