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The members of this group are UK growers and suppliers of field and container-grown tree and hedging plants. Our group plays a key role in the growing and distribution of trees for large-scale forestry projects, landscaping schemes and for sale in garden centres across the UK. The group has representatives from over 25 businesses from the North of Scotland to the South of England.  

Our group holds an annual conference and evening meal where members share their news and views on opportunities and challenges facing the sector. The group discusses sector needs and what the HTA is doing, and can look to do, to support Tree and Hedging Group members. Our annual conference is usually followed by a tour around a member’s nursery where informal conversations around experiences are shared and industry insights are discussed.  

The conference is an excellent way to network with individuals that share similar interests and to gain awareness of what other businesses are implementing to address sector issues.  Our steering group meet at regular intervals throughout the year, with many members reporting updates from other memberships such as EFNA and the Confor Nursery Producers Group. These conversations inform the HTA’s lobbying activity and continue to be a main communication channel for the HTA and wider tree and hedging growers. Tree and Hedging Group members also receive an annual newsletter that covers a range of topics relating to the growing and planting of trees in the UK. 

“Faced with more change good and bad, faced with more red tape than ever before we have also the signs of a bright future.” 

Steven Green, Chair of the Tree and Hedging Group, Annual Conference 2021 

Chair:  Ed Holmes, J & A Growers Ltd 

Vice-chair: Ray Jenkins, RJ Trees and Hedging

Steering Group members:

Brian Fraser

Charles Beaumont

Helen Richardson

Jamie Dewhurst

John Marsden

Steven Green


  • Alba Trees Ltd
  • Bernhard's (Rugby) Nurseries Ltd
  • British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd
  • Castle Howard Estate Ltd
  • Cheviot Trees Ltd
  • Chew Valley Trees Ltd
  • Christie-Elite Nurseries Ltd
  • Christies (Fochabers) Ltd
  • David Austin Roses Ltd
  • D. W. Frost (Wholesale Nurseries) Ltd
  • Elveden Farms Ltd
  • English Hedging
  • E. W. Burrow Nursery Ltd
  • Forestart Ltd
  • Heathwood Nurseries Ltd
  • Hillier Nurseries Ltd
  • Hopes Grove Nurseries Ltd
  • J. and A. Growers Ltd
  • James Coles and Sons Nurseries Ltd
  • J. A. Jones and Sons Ltd
  • Johnsons of Whixley Ltd
  • King and Co. - The Tree Nursery Ltd
  • Maelor Forest Nurseries Ltd
  • Oakover Nurseries Ltd
  • Premier Plant Producers
  • Provender Nurseries Ltd
  • R. J. Trees and Hedging Ltd
  • R. V. Roger Ltd
  • The Grower Ltd
  • Thorpe Trees Ltd
  • Trees Please Ltd
  • W. Crowder and Sons Ltd
  • Wee Tree Wholesale Nurseries
  • Wyevale Nurseries Ltd

Images from the 2024 Tree and Hedging Group AGM and nursery visit to RJ Trees and Hedging


Tree and Hedging Newsletter 2023

Please find below the Newsletter from October 2023 that is available for download.

Tree and Hedging Newsletter 2022

Please find below the Newsletter from September 2022 that is available for download.