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TreesTaught by Andy McIndoe

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Plant just one tree in your lifetime to leave a legacy for our children of tomorrow

Andy McIndoe
  • Course suitable for all abilities

  • Understanding of how to use trees

  • Which trees are for small gardens

  • Designing and planting

Overview

Trees Online Gardening Course

Suitable for All Abilities.

Why plant trees? What a tree can do for you as part of your garden.  The effect trees have on the space, proportions and atmosphere of your garden. Trees for shade and trees for privacy and screening.

Gardeners are often afraid of trees: their size and power over the garden environment, and their potential effect on the house and other nearby buildings. What you should know, and where to plant a tree.

Choosing a tree for your garden. Choosing the right tree whatever the size of your plot. Trees for every situation, especially small gardens,  including trees for country gardens and town gardens, and trees for difficult sites.  Trees for blossom, bark, fruit and colourful foliage. Trees with more than one season of interest.  How to plant a tree, and how to care for trees.  What to plant with trees, and how to use them as part of a planting scheme.


What You Will Learn

  • Trees for all gardens: introduction

    Why plant trees? The role of trees in the landscape and the visual impact of trees in different seasons. The environmental impact of trees and their role in attracting wildlife into your garden. Trees for screening, trees for shelter and trees for shade. Why we are afraid of trees in gardens. What are the risks and the relationship between a tree and a building.
  • Trees for Small Gardens

    Choosing the right tree for a specific situation focusing on the small garden. The best choices for country gardens and for town gardens including trees for pots. Choosing trees for more than one season of interest: for fruit and flowers, bark and foliage colour.
  • Planting trees and productive trees

    Buying a tree; how, when and what to look for. Planting a tree: giving it the best possible start in life – the importance of staking and aftercare. Fruiting trees as an alternative to or in addition to ornamentals: including apples, lemons, olives and figs.
  • Designing with trees

    Trees as part of a planting scheme; how a tree can lead a planting scheme through the colour of its foliage. What to plant with foliage trees to create a planting picture. Climbers to grow through trees. Planting trees for future generations.

Meet your expert tutor

Andy McIndoe is MyGardenSchool's Chief Blogger, and teaches five courses on the site. Andy has over thirty years experience as a practical horticulturist and consultant. He has designed and advised o...read more

How the online classroom works

  • After you buy, you can start whenever you're ready and complete at your pace

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  • Each lesson starts with a 30 minute video from your expert tutor

  • Get personal feedback from your expert tutor and classmates

  • After each lesson, practice what you’ve learned with an assignment

  • Get lifetime access to the course content, classroom and your classmates

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$39.00

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