Our tree of the month is……

This month’s highlight is the Cherry Tree, a key player in heralding spring. Noted for their fleeting but beautiful blossoms, these trees are not just about the aesthetics; there’s a lot more to them.

Originating from East Asia and the Himalayas, cherry trees belong to the Prunus genus. They are recognized for their striking springtime blooms, but beyond their visual appeal, cherry trees have a diverse range of varieties, each with unique characteristics.

There are over 200 varieties of cherry trees, split between those cultivated for their fruit and others prized for their flowers. Fruit-bearing cherry trees, like the sweet cherry (Prunus avium) and sour cherry (Prunus cerasus), offer delicious crops in summer. On the other hand, ornamental varieties, such as the Yoshino cherry (Prunus × yedoensis), are grown for their spectacular floral displays and do not produce edible fruit.

The lifespan of a cherry tree varies significantly by type. While ornamental cherry trees can live 15-20 years, providing annual spring blossoms, fruit-bearing cherry trees have a longer lifespan, with some living up to 30-40 years under optimal conditions.

In the UK, cherry trees are celebrated for signaling the start of spring. Both flowering and fruiting varieties are popular, with their care and cultivation attracting gardeners and tree enthusiasts alike. While the flowering season is brief, it’s a cherished period that draws people outdoors to enjoy the natural beauty.

Despite their transient blooms, cherry trees remind us of the cycle of life and the changing seasons. They offer more than just a visual spectacle; they contribute to biodiversity, provide food, and, with their variety, adapt to different tastes and garden spaces.

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Laura Hanna
Laura Hanna
10/11/2023
Can't speak highly enough of this team. Professional, experienced, polite etc etc. 4th time they've been to me ( I don't live in a forest , just got lots of large unruly trees). Ryan and Calum did an amazing job on them. No complaints as they ploughed through all my requests in the pouring rain. Mustn't forget Kate in the office and Billy who leads the team. All of them are fantastic. If you need any tree work Evoke are the only ones to call. Thanks guys . Photo before and after on the front hedge
Sarah Ashton
Sarah Ashton
02/11/2023
Evoke are fantastic. From first enquiry to end of the job everything has been easy and professional. They’ve done a great job on our trees and left everything clean and tidy including at our neighbours. Highly recommend!
Simon Heath
Simon Heath
20/10/2023
I've used Evoke Tree Services for crown reduction to my large oak tree, hedge trimming, ivy removal and now log supplies. I will continue to use them as their customer service and attention to detail is second to none. Billy and the team are brilliant and I would highly recommend them to anyone seeking a service they provide. Thanks Evoke!
Jessica Belfield
Jessica Belfield
19/08/2023
Evoke Tree Services excels in communication. Their clear guidance through the process and requirements has been invaluable. The tree surgeons were punctual, highly professional, and transformed our garden, leaving it even cleaner than before.
Jo Harris
Jo Harris
21/07/2023
Second time using Yvoke and can't be more pleased. The business is knowledgeable and reputable. The last couple of days the guys have been hard at work, they are professional, polite and so hard-working and left my garden super clean. They worked so hard. Could not be more pleased - thanks all and see you next time.
Jim Cremin
Jim Cremin
19/07/2023
We were delighted by the work Evoke did on our hedge. This was a significant pruning but was done with care and commonsense. It resulted in a job that was superb - and looked better than anticipated. Their professionalism was appreciated; we can highly recommend the company. Jim
colin barrett
colin barrett
26/06/2023
Awesome service. Awesome workmanship. Will definitely use them again.
Jill Knight
Jill Knight
17/05/2023
We have used Evoke for our tree work for several years. As always, a very well-done job from start to finish, including the initial visit and obtaining the appropriate permissions from the WHC. All the trees were pruned as requested to a very good shape and the site was cleared of all rubbish.
Anthony Earnshaw
Anthony Earnshaw
16/05/2023
Great service.. quick and v polite and friendly
Daniel H
Daniel H
28/04/2023
Good service, provided by nice staff. The team handled the application process required for the removal of a number of very large lleyandii, plus the removal and stump grinding. Even dealing with having to work around a large amount of waste material and old fencing from previous owners.