Evergreens are one of the hardiest and long-living trees in the world. They are Gymnosperms. They can trace their ancestry back to the age of the Dinosaurs. The oldest trees in the world, reckoned to be about 5,000 years old, are all Gymnosperms. Evergreens never shed their leaves, unless there is a serious issue. They drop their seeds onto the floor of the forest for friendly creatures to pick up, take away and then bury elsewhere. They grow quickly and strongly and can survive in the harshest of environments of trees like the North of Canada, the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and Siberia.
They still need care and attention. It’s the work of the experienced team of this Tree Surgeon Bournemouth based operation that has all the answers. As with any tree, the Evergreen likes the full effects of the sun and the shade in the winter.
The really good news is that unlike their deciduous cousins that shed their leaves, the Evergreens are pretty easy to care for. As long as they get some decent nutrients now and again plus the care of a good pruning regime, they will be a great and vibrant green addition to any space. They also like some well-drained soil, they hate boggy waterlogged conditions. They’re also partial to the soil being acidic.