Planning for growth

While your clients expect trees that will mature and last for years to come, they also want trees that look good right from the start. With Covid-19 affecting plant supply and landscaping high on property owners’ agendas, the need to plan your plant stock is more important than ever

Martin Craig, from New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated, says the increased demand for trees with a long lead-time makes planning future tree purchases now more important than ever.

“Many of our members are experiencing significant growth in demand” says Craig. New Zealanders are staying at home and investing in the garden – and pot plants – a trend landscapers will likely be aware of. However, most are experiencing a labour shortage, so demand for quality plants often exceeds supply,” says Craig.

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