Urban tree planting CASE STUDY
St. James, Westminster, london
The redevelopment of the Economist building was focused around a central paved plaza in which we were contracted to install four new trees.
The brief from our client was to install 4 x Cercis siliquastrum within glass reinforced concrete planters for the exquisite Economist Plaza redevelopment in St. James, London.
Our aim was to design and build a sustainable rooting environment within the confines of a planter.
Located within a plaza between two tall buildings, the purpose of the trees is to pacify the setting which would ordinarily be a reasonably hostile environment for trees and other vegetation.
Working alongside GreenBlue Urban, we were able to modify their popular anchor systems to suit the application within a planter.
Each planter was prepared with a RootRain irrigation system to ensure water penetration to the vital parts of the root balls, and 1280 Litres of well-draining non-compacting sandy loam was added as a suitable rooting medium.