The GreenBlue Urban Arborsystem Case Study

The GreenBlue Urban Arborsystem Case Study

By Mark Chester, 28 April 2014

Ahead of GreenBlue Urban's presentation at CASTech, we feature one of their latest case studies of their products.

As part of a significant regeneration project back in 2004, Tameside Council commissioned the consultants Ironside Farrar to produce engineered tree pit designs for the home zone project in Ashton-Under-Lyne.

The project involved redesigning a number of street layouts including the positioning of trees as ‘build outs’ in between parking bays. This design required the combination of uncompacted soil volume to sustain long term tree growth together with support for the engineered hard surface above.

The GreenBlue Urban Arborsystem was chosen including the RootCell structural soil module. The RootCell modules provided in excess of 92% usable rooting volume within the extended tree pit and offer complete structural support for the hard paving installation above.

The tree planting was carried out in 2004. The two images show progressive tree growth on Mason Street in 2007 and 2013. The other images show trees planted elsewhere within the scheme.

GreenBlue Urban will be sharing more of their case studies at CASTech. Places still available. Click here for more information about CASTech...

Mark Chester

Mark Chester is a practising tree consultant at Cedarwood Tree Care, executive director of the Consulting Arborist Society and a former Tree Officer. A graduate in Amenity Horticulture, he holds the AA Technician′s Certificate. He is a Chartered Arboriculturist and Chartered Environmentalist. A Fellow of the Arboricultural Association and professional member of the Institute of Horticulture, he is a Cardiff University Expert Witness. Follow me on Google +.