I was so pleased to learn this week that the government is to fund the planting of 12m extra trees in England by 2022 - the equivalents of 18 Sherwood Forests.…
They will thrive in deep, damp, well-drained soil. Some of the species like full sun, while others prefer partial-shade.
Propagation is from fresh seeds or by grafting in late winter.
Pests, diseases or disorders
May be affected by mildew and various galls, and in North America by oak wilt.