It’s the best time to think about planting trees. Irish winters can be hard on plants and trees so you’ll need to think about hardy ones that will last through the wind and frost. As a first line of defence around your property, plant tough, native hedgerow and trees that will protect your property and look good. Some good options for hedgerow is Hawthorn, Blackthorn or Holly. For sturdy native trees go for Oak, Ash, Birch, Alder or Rowan. Ask Oakleaf Landscaping for advice.