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Brexit and shipping to the EU

Update: 23rd August  2019.

The new UK government has stated it intends to leave the EU, without a deal if necessary, at the end of October. If there is no deal between the UK and the EU there is little prospect of us being able to send fruit trees to EU customers this autumn.

Nevertheless we will continue to allow customers to place orders, but we will not be able to reserve stock to fulfill these orders. In the (unlikely) event that the Brexit situation improves and we are able to send trees, it will be on the basis of stock levels in November / December.


Statement: May 2019

We have been able to ship trees from the UK to customers in Europe for many years because our trees have the EU 'plant passport' phytosanitary certification. However the UK authorities have just told us that when the UK leaves the EU ('Brexit') we will no longer be in the plant passport scheme. This means we will have to stop sending trees to the EU.

At the time of writing (May 2019) the UK is still a full member of the EU, and the political situation in the UK is unstable, so we have decided to continue to accept pre-orders. However if, as expected, the UK leaves the EU in October, we would not be able to fulfil these orders.

We will not ask for payment for pre-orders until we are confident that we can send the trees.

We will keep this page updated with further developments as we hear them.

We would like to apologise to our EU customers for the inconvenience.