Reps/Aeos / Forestry

Here at Model Nursery Liners we can source and supply all types and sizes  of bare root hedging and trees suitable for REPS and AEOS at very competitive price . Phone 086 8122827  with your list of requirements and we will get you a price.

We can also supply you with Forest trees / Hedging  in p9 pots or pot size to suit you
Forest trees are grown to contract only . Hedging is in stock most of the time but it is better to pre- order well in advance

The main varieties of hedging that we normally have in stock  in p9 pots are Cupressocyparis ( Leylandii Green and Gold ) , Thuja , Fagus ( Beech and Purple ) Berberis ,  Prunus ( Laurel) , Ilex ( Holly ) , Carpinus ( Hornbeam )  ,Cotoneaster , Ligustrum ( Privet Green , Gold and Silver )  , Escallonia  , Viburnum , Grisalinia  ( Green and Variegated )
We can source these plants in larger pot sizes if required 
Below you can see a description for the more commonly used bare root for hedgrows

Alder tree Common
A valuable native tree that is known to directly support over 90 different organisms. It will grow on wet sites that are not too acid or flooded for long periods.

Alder tree (Incana) Grey
This is a widely distributed aggressive pioneer species from mainland Europe and Russia.It is totally hardy in Ireland, and thrives on cold wet ground making it ideal for planting on reclaimed and derelict land. It suckers freely and it can be regularly coppiced.

Alder tree (Cordata) Italian
It was introduced to Ireland sometime before 1820.It tolerates dryish soils.It is fast growing, sometimes reaching up to 15 metres in just 15 years .It tolerates high levels of air pollution.

Ash is a familiar native tree, its fruits (keys) hang in bunches in late summer and autumn. it is a valuable timber tree and is a vigorous grower. It is tolerant of most soils and conditions including polluted atmosphere and windswept coastal areas.

Beech is potentially a large native tree . It produces fine timber trees even on thin chalk and limestone soils.

A dense viciously spiny spreading shrub ideal for hedges and game cover. It is resistant to gales and salt laden winds. The white flowers occur before the leaves in what is invariably a bad spell of weather (blackthorn winter). The fruits (sloes) are eagerly eaten by most animals and larger birds throughout the winter months. It is. Suitable for jam, wine and sloe gin.

Cherry is a medium sized tree, it has clusters of white cupped shaped flowers in April/May. The flowers are not as rich as those on the garden cherry but the tree is much more elegant in appearance and also has a more striking autumn colouring.

Crab Apple
A hardy tree to 10 metres tall often with spiny shoots, pinkish blossom and yellowish green to russet 2-3cm round apples. Most hedgerow trees are self sown from discarded apple cores.

Downy Birch tree
This birch tree is the best choice for planting on wet sites. It is completely hardy and will provide shelter for other species of trees planted nearby. Downy birch is extremely valuable for wildlife because of the large number of insects and mites which are associated with it. Stems are white, glossy brown and pink, with patches of black developing as they mature.

Field Maple tree
A deciduous native tree particularly valued for the wildlife it supports, its small size and subtle autumn foliage colour. Traditionally it was often used for hedgerows. Cut back, or even coppiced, it produces bushy regrowth giving excellent low level shelter from the wind. Adaptable to many soils, including very alkaline, very acid, dry or compacted sites. Withstands air pollution.

Hazel Hazel is exceptionally valuable for wildlife and habitat conservation. It also provides good foraging and cover for game. Hazel nuts are another important product . An adaptable plant that does well on poor, dry soils. Full sun is best; also tolerates shade well.

Holly is a valuable minor species on woodland edges and in hedgerows. Its evergreen foliage is a source of shelter for birds, animals and insects. Female trees may produce enough berried shoots to be commercial at Christmas time. Thorny leaves make it a stock proof hedge but browsing animals do get some sustenance from them in winter. Finally the heavy white wood is prized by ornamental furniture makers and craft workers.

It is like beech but is more tolerant of frost and poor ground. The wood is among the hardest known and immensely strong. The leaves are similar to that of beech but are smaller. In autumn the leaves turn yellow, the orange-brown. Thrives on most soil conditions will even tolerate clay.

Horse Chestnut tree
Introduced shortly after 1616 from Albania Greece and Bulgaria horse chestnut has virtually become naturalized in Ireland. Fully grown specimens require a lot of space but they make ideal park trees and grand avenues. The familiar and much admired candle flowers light up the May landscape.

It makes a majestic specimen or a picturesque clump of trees in a parkland landscape. Full sun to light shade. Prefers moist, deep, fertile, well-drained soils but tolerant of difficult growing sites and soils.

Norway Maple
A large hardy tree. It was introduced to Ireland in the 1700s. It has tremendous quality as a timber tree . As a specimen tree in parkland Norway maple can be outstanding. It tolerates quite alkaline soils, and transplants very well. The yellow spring flowers and golden autumn foliage colour are splendid.

The familiar common or Irish oak is found across most of the country. Oak timber is legendary for its strength and appearance. It prefers heavier soil and tolerates water logging. Branches are vigorous so timber trees needs careful early pruning to produce straight knot free wood. Individual oak trees may live for a thousand years .

Poplar is a fast growing conical shaped tree. There are many varieties but probably one of the better types is the tt32. it is vigorous and disease resistant. It is broader than the Italian varieties and can be hedged/clipped quite easily. It is very suitable for damp heavy soils. Plant at 2m intervals for screening-hedging purposes.

Red Oak
This is by far the most commonly planted American oak. It comes from eastern North America from Nova Scotia. It was extensively used as a forest tree in Europe in the nineteenth century . The tree grows faster than native oaks in most of the country, but it requires full light and will not tolerate close spacing. The wood is not durable outside without preservative treatment. In some seasons there is good red and orange autumn foliage colour. Likes Full sun. Well drained, acidic, sandy loans are best. With stands urban conditions well.

This deciduous shrub produces beautiful orange autumn foliage colour together with heavy bunches of glutinous scarlet berries. It seldom exceeds 4 metres in height but spreads widely. In spring it has tight clusters of strikingly white flowers. It is a native species commonly found along woodland edges in lowland areas. Flourishes in damp areas. Key Features: Tight cluster of white flowers in summer. In Autumn red berries appear.

Rowan Mountain Ash tree
A native species seen at its best amongst the acid rocky uplands . Its display of golden leaves and bunches of radiant scarlet berries on a fine October day is a memorable sight. In woodlands it grows well . Prefers cool to cold climates best. Likes well-drained, loamy acidic soils. Key Features: orangey red berries useful for small gardens with sessile oak.

Silver Birch tree
A tough thoroughly hardy pioneer tree that not only looks good with its graceful silver stems and yellow autumn leaves, but produces fine pale cream timber. Once established it affords shelter to other less robust trees. It is ideal for amenity or for commercial use. This native species also benefits wildlife and the environment wherever it is planted.

Sweet Chestnut tree
This species is native to southern Europe and Asia Minors. It grows best in mild districts and on acid soils. Good light is essential once thicket stage is past. Chestnut wood is naturally durable and can be used outside without treatment in contact with damp soil.

Whitebeam tree
A fairly compact bushy tree. It can usually be found growing naturally on lime rich soils especially chalk. The broad oval white backed leaves are very decorative in summer. They tend to out shine the flat clusters of creamy-white flowers. In autumn orange-red berries are produced but they are not spectacular.

A key rural hedging plant. It is a native species that, if not clipped, will make a tree 10-15 metres tall. Specimens are known which are many hundreds of years old. As a hedge it is superb. It has sharp thorns and can be 'laid' to prolong its useful life. The flowers are an important source of nectar for insects and the haws are food for all the thrush family.

Wild Cherry
This is a very useful plant . It requires deep well drained soil to produce good timber. It is windfirm but light demanding, and quite hardy but its form is spoilt by exposure to strong winds. The wood is beautifully coloured, golden brown with a radial sheen and occasionally streaks of purplish red.

There are many types of Salix willow.These may be dwarf shrubs, bushes or large trees. Many are suitable for ornamental use. Coppice and pollards of some provide superb winter twig colours. Most willows tolerate wet ground (so do not plant over drains), but not sustained total immersion. They are good for wildlife being host to numerous herbivores including mammals and invertebrates.


As small woods - in new areas or adding to existing woods. Neglected woods can be renewed by new planting. Small woods are important countryside features.

As shelterbelts - Shelterbelts are beneficial for farm animals and can help to shield gardens and houses from the direct and damaging effects of strong winds. A belt of trees about 10 metres (30 feet) wide can provide shelter for an area equal to ten times the height of the trees.

Near buildings - although planting trees too close to buildings is not recommended, trees planted a safe distance from farmyards and other buildings can make working areas more pleasant and comfortable

On unused land - some steep slopes provide opportunities for tree planting which can help to anchor the soil and add character to the landscape. Trees can also be planted along farm roads, by streams or in field corners.