What was done
At the entrances and exits we provided the trees with a growth volume of 150 m3 within our TreeParker system. We used units with a height of 80 cm to create this volume. To guide the tree roots underground we used Root Directing Panels to lead them into the TreeParker unit. In this way trees can start growing again being given the environment to continue growing for a long time; a TreeParker unit topped with an aggregate base course layer of 40 cm and a 15 cm layer of concrete. The trees become part of the new concrete path which will be poured along the entire length on both sides of the monument.
Work started off in January with the installation of the units on the left side of the tower. It proved a simple installation without encountering any cables or pipes.
The second phase will be delivered in March and we, from TreeBuilders, will be present to make sure that this part of the construction will be properly managed as well.
The project was managed in collaboration with our French distributor JardiProtec. The project is financed by the Board of the Eiffel Tower itself. Thanks to the excellent interaction between the Eiffel Tower Board and TreeBuilders, we were able to realise this beautiful project. We are honoured to be such an important link in such a beautiful project and can’t wait for all the stunning images these big, mature trees will yield in the future!