Dan Burton

Soil Selection and Volume for Optimal Tree Growth

Soil Selection and Volume for Optimal Tree Growth

Urban sprawl is taking over our green spaces. With an ever increasing population it cannot be helped and is no-one’s fault. It does however mean that survival is a battle for both our new and existing urban trees. To appreciate this fully, we need to understand the...

An Ever Increasing Green Canopy

An Ever Increasing Green Canopy

Why greater urban greening makes financial as well as environmental sense. Since the 1950’s the population of the EU (including the UK for 98% of that time) has increased by 33%, yet the total hard surface area of our cities has grown by more than double that – 78%! I...

Reforestation or Forest Restoration?

Reforestation or Forest Restoration?

During one particularly dank and grey day between Christmas and New Year, for want of nothing better to do I decided on an impromptu road trip, and hastily found the last available room at a traditional country inn off the beaten track in Northumberland (on the edge...

The Critical Factor for Tree Growth

The Critical Factor for Tree Growth

Design for the tree that it could become.  Adding trees to our urban environment is a good thing. They are good for not only our health and well-being, but also that of the planet. The only problem is that trees are by nature, forest plants, they like room to spread...

Sympathetic Use of Root Barriers

Sympathetic Use of Root Barriers

TO GUIDE RATHER THAN CONSTRICT We are often asked, what root barrier should we use? Or should we use a root barrier at all? Or like earlier today… “The tree pit has been spec’ed with non-permeable root barrier around all four walls of the tree pit. Is this right?”. In...

Finding tranquillity in the smallest of spaces

Finding tranquillity in the smallest of spaces

How gardens, no matter how small can help offset the stress of life. As we move optimistically into 2021, we cannot help but look back on 2020 with bewilderment. As far as years go it was a shocker of a roller-coaster; not one of ups and downs – more lurching from...

New Specification Collection from Green-tech Specifier launched

New Specification Collection from Green-tech Specifier launched

Green-tech has designed and revealed their smart new collection of literature purely for the specification market. The Specification Collection includes their most requested Specification brochures, including Green Roof Substrates, Soils and Growing Media, and...

Green-tech Specifier team grows with Arboriculturists

Green-tech Specifier team grows with Arboriculturists

Green-tech is pleased to announce that Emily Murray has joined their specification team. Green-tech Specifier is the specification arm of leading landscape supplier Green-tech. The department focuses on technical specification and sourcing landscape solutions for...

Green-tech Specifer revisits Nottingham Trent University

Green-tech Specifer revisits Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University city site is located in the heart of Nottingham city centre with 30 buildings surrounded by 5.1 hectares of open space. The heart of the campus underwent a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2015 which included two new state-of-the-art...