Nottingham Trent University
What we did
Ulyett Landscapes turned to Green-tech Specifer, the specification team within leading landscape supplier, Green-tech, for our advice on the most suitable products for planting, securing and encouraging the healthy growth of the trees.
Taking into account the size of the trees and the environment – the whole site was on an incline; the team recommended the Geo-Cellular Raft System. This is a system that combines nutrient-rich Geo-Cellular Raft System soil with exceptionally strong geocellular units. Together they create a healthy growing space for trees in urban areas subject to vehicle or pedestrian trafficking.
The individual Geo-Cellular Raft System units lock together and form a raft system that sits within the tree pit, providing load bearing support and reducing soil compaction. As the system retains the open structure of the soil, the roots are allowed to grow naturally and the essential oxygen, nutrients and water can flow freely through the growing media which all ensures the ideal growing environment to establish and flourish.
As well as the Geo-Cellular Raft System the team provided advice and Green-tech supplied an anchoring system for each tree, the mona tree irrigation system, rootbarrier, subsoil, Geo-Cellular Raft System soil and bark for top dressing – everything needed for successful planting under one roof.