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 huge root plate of one of the mature Poplar trees

The huge root plate of one of the mature Poplar 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.

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 Adaptation of the Arborguy anchorage system for use in planters.

Adaptation of the Arborguy anchorage system for use in planters.

“...Down to Earth met the strict compliance requirements needed by a contractor on this prestigious site. They provided a very cost effective solution and executed the entire job professionally and on target with our client KPI’s ...”

 
 
 

Areas we cover

We cover most of the South East including Kent, Surrey, Sussex, London and Essex.

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