This capital item is available only when carried out within a Designed Landscape or to enhance the rural landscape
Trees to be planted must be standard or semi-standard and should be no greater than 4 metres high.
Trees planted should be of species that are in keeping with the original design or reflect the character of the local landscape respectively. Historic Scotland (for Designed Landscapes) or SNH should be consulted for advice.
This capital item includes:
- The individual tree protection and support, that is, for the smaller tree: a tree shelter and treated softwood stake or hardwood stake and, for the larger tree: a post, strut, spacer and heavy-duty tie;
- The planting, including labour and cost of tree;
- The beating-up, weeding, fertilising and supervision until the tree or shrub is established.
If you are proposing to plant trees you are strongly advised to discuss your proposals with those neighbours whose properties might be affected.
Where roadside tree planting is proposed and planting is to be within 5 metres of the edge of any made-up carriageway, you should provide confirmation that the Local Highways Authority does not object to your proposals.