It is extremely important that, prior to planting, a site evaluation is carried out. This involves assessing the soil characteristics such as: texture, depth of topsoil, pH, drainage capacity and bulk density, as well as light levels and existing features such as the remaining vegetation. The details from the site evaluation provide an informed basis on which to select species that are most suitable for the scheme.
Species selection is a fundamental stage in the process. The British Standard document BS 8545 ‘Trees; from nursery to independence in the landscape – recommendations’ suggests the following characteristics should be taken into account when making species choices for a given site:
Once the planting stock has been carefully considered, selected and procured, planting can begin. There are many different types of planting techniques and methods of tree protection. These vary depending on the site characteristics and how the root system is contained (i.e. bare-root, root-balled or containerised). Tree planting in the urban environment generally requires the greatest diversity of techniques, often involving complex tree pit design to ensure that there is an adequate volume of soil to sustain the tree. By working in conjunction with companies such as ‘Green Blue Urban’ we are able to provide solutions to establishing trees even in the harshest of urban environments.
Our knowledge of trees and their requirements not only enables us to select the most appropriate species for a location, but also to ensure the greatest chance of successful establishment.
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