Pleaching is a technique used to create screens or hedges from trees. Our pleached trees are grown with a clear stem of approximately 1.8m and the head of the tree is trained against a frame, approximately 1m high x 1.2m wide. Pleaching is not an easy method to master so we advise training the trees in the summer months whilst pruning them in winter. The best varieties for this are Lime, Ash, Hornbeam and Beech although others can be used. Pleached trees are ideal for adding a formal look to a garden or for screening off areas above a fence. When purchasing pleached trees from English Woodlands, please feel free to contact us if necessary for exact dimensions.