Lordship Lane Nursery
What was done
Trees are by far the most efficient at providing “green benefits”, and as part of the landscaping there was provision for a tree pit set within a shrub bed, enclosed by a lovely, twisted willow fence. To give the tree the best chance of successful establishment, a 3m x 2.5m tree pit was installed using our TreeParker® modular system to not only support the paving above, but also protect the organic soil within the tree pit from compaction.
The TreeParker® urban tree pit support system from Green-tech has been tried and tested on high-profile landscaping projects throughout the major cities of Europe. Green-tech was delighted to become the sole UK distributor when we launched TreeParker® at Future Build in March.
TreeParker® offers the first true like-for-like alternative to what is currently on the market, with several advantages. There are no fixed side walls to obstruct existing or new service lines and pipes. The base and top frames are joined by individual, reinforced leg posts, four per unit, that can straddle any existing service pipes or other obstructions.
Another huge benefit is the choice of heights; the support posts come in 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200 and 1500mm. This offers previously unheard-of adaptability with tree pit depths and means there is no need to compromise rigidity by stacking more than one unit high. Using 100% recycled reinforced polypropylene, the weight loading has been tested by up to 56 tonnes/m2, yet it still retains 95% volume for the rooting area.
Ed Wright – Managing Director – Wrights Landscapes (South East)
“Our installation team found the TreeParker® system straightforward to assemble, requiring minimal instructions. A standout feature was the interchangeability of the base and top frames. The top frames are attached to the posts before soil is added, enhancing the system’s rigidity. These top frames feature sizeable openings, simplifying the soil filling process. Once filled, the top frames are finished off with the inspection/aeration decks. We have previously worked with systems that require the top frames to be fixed after the soil has gone in. This often poses challenges, as the soil can push the posts out of line or obstruct the connection points between the post and top frame, complicating the process. It is evident that Green-tech prioritised the installer’s experience when developing this system.”