My Twitter Feed

June 24, 2018

Latest:

GreenBlue Urban to host ‘Contractors Day’ this July -

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Murray Landscapes scores at hub South West’s eighth building for growth awards -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Sean Butler answers Pro Landscaper reader’s burning questions -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Green-tech returns to exhibit at Rail Live -

Friday, June 22, 2018

Talasey Group announces managing director and CEO -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Posh Shed Company to unveil new ranges at Hampton Court -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Soils & Trees Conference offers unprecedented opportunity -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

RHS School Gardeners of the Year 2018 winners announced -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Timotay Landscapes return from BBC Gardeners’ World as winners -

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stihl expands Workwear range -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A designer’s guide to lighting outdoor social areas -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Give it some welly for Thrive this September -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Macmillan Southport Flower Show garden tells tale of life after cancer diagnosis -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket takes best in show at New Plant Awards -

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Perennial helps children of horticulturists with new Child Bursaries -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gardens on APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners’ World Live showcase industry talent -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Rare Eden pollen sent off to Germany for breeding project -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Stark & Greensmith joins the RHS for new garden screen Parterre range -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018 winners announced -

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

British bred and grown Veronica hoping for a win -

Friday, June 15, 2018

Ecoscape

Green-tech revisits Nottingham Trent University two years after supplying tree planting materials

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 buildings in the Clifton complex with beautiful landscaped outdoor spaces where Green-tech supplied the landscaping materials.

The landscaping works for this area including the planting of 50 mature trees. Larger, more established trees were specified to maximise aesthetic and biodiversity value.

The landscaping contract was awarded to Ulyett Landscapes Limited, a long established landscaping company based in the East Midlands who are well respected for their work with local authorities, architects, civil engineers, builders and private house owners.

Ulyett Landscapes turned to gt Specifer, the specification team of 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 ArborRaft Tree Planting system. This is a system that combines nutrient-rich ArborRaft soil with exceptionally strong geocellular units. Together they create a healthy growing space for trees in urban areas subject to vehicle or pedestrian trafficking.

As well as the ArborRaft System the team provided advice and Green-tech supplied an anchoring system for each tree, the mona tree irrigation system, rootbarrier, subsoil, ArboRaft soil and bark for top dressing – everything needed for successful planting under one roof.

Revisiting two years on, Barry Browne who heads up the gt Specifier team comments:

“This was a great project to work on. Nottingham Trent University is one of the UK’s most environmentally friendly universities and we were thrilled to be able to help them to create a sustainable, ecologically-sound Campus. The provision of green grass and open spaces were pivotal to the University’s redevelopment plans – they wanted to provide places to unwind and reconnect with the outside world. We are always keen to follow up on any project that we have been so heavily involved with and see how the trees are doing.  We were thrilled to see that all of the trees were thriving. The landscape looked lush and green and the campus looked very smart indeed. Several months after the initial project the ArboRaft System was specified once again when their adjoining car park was revamped.  Here too, the trees are healthy and flourishing.”

The ArborRaft system has been used in many high profile projects across the UK with the same success. The individual ArborRaft 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 for trees to successfully establish and flourish.

Comments are closed.