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Fast growing trees

Weeping Willow, Lombardy Popular and Silver Birch have been named among the list of fast-growing trees in the UK. Some trees take decades to mature, as the traditional Oak tree. 

The Lombardy Poplar is one of the fastest growing, climbing a staggering 3.6 metres a year. Eventually reaching its full height of 20 metres in just over five years.

Other common UK trees, like the Weeping Willow, grows up to 2.4 metres a year reaching its mature height of 15 metres in around six years.

These types of tree bring features to your garden in years, rather than decades.

Trees have lots of important roles to play in the garden. The added interest, create shade and are great habitats for wildlife.

The weeping willow is often found on the banks or lakes and rivers. The low branches from beautiful canopy’s, creating lots of shade.

The tree grows between 1.2 metres and 2.4 metres per year and will reach around 15 metres high. This tree is kind of giving me Tinkerbell vibes. Am I the only one, though?

It looks mysterious yet so magical.

The Silver Birch is native to the UK, this hardy tree is easy to spot by its white peeling bark, triangular leaves and catkins. It reaches a height of 30 metres and grows around 40 cm per year.

The Lombardy Poplar is often found towering rows to form a screen. It grows around 3.6 metres a year and reaches around 20 metres tall.

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