Torquay, Torbay, United Kingdom

This tree planting project in Torquay, United Kingdom, is now maturing and displaying the real tangible benefits of providing sufficient soil volume for a tree at planting stage.

Torbay Council’s forward thinking approach to this project meant that the long term needs of the tree were considered and accounted for early on in the design process. The tree pit construction had to withstand adjacent highway loadings and provide five cubic meters of quality uncompacted soil for the tree’s rooting requirements.

Just like Citygreen®, partner company Greenleaf UK has decades of experience working with landscape architects, civil engineers, consulting arborists and other professions involved in this green space.

Structural soil cells were utilised as they provide the combination of maximum soil volume together with satisfying the engineering demands of the paved surface.

Today the results are clearly visible 20 years later as the tree has established exceptionally well in the soil cell system and is displaying a vibrant, shady canopy – a real asset to the City of Torbay.

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- Laura Wiesenekker, Project Engineer, Densford Civil -

“Citygreen is a very professional  business, and I found everything was great in terms of deliveries, product supply and information. It was all forthcoming and helped us to complete the project.”

- Keith Burns, Architect/Designer, Keith Burns Architect -

“Citygreen offered training and invaluable technical assistance during the works.”

- James Callan, Estimating Manager, Complex Co Pty Ltd -

“Our experience, in working with a Citygreen Design Studio was second to none. We found responses from the design studio to be very timely, and technically thorough. We went backwards and forwards a number of times, looking at different iterations of the design and, nothing was too much trouble to examine and explore different possibilities. I would highly recommend the Citygreen Design Studio to any future client considering using your services.”

- Sandra Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, City Of Monash -

“We are big on compliance on all projects, and the fact that their SmartCertify cloud platform covers all bases, and supports their 20 year warranties, is critical – especially that these pits are being installed under roadways and footpaths.”

- Johny Purkaystha, Civil Program Engineer, Central Coast Council -

"I reviewed all the previous projects that we have installed in the past couple years using your product and I can happily report back that we have 0% mortality in the soil cells, which is incredible!"

- Brendan Wilton, CEO, Trim Landscaping, Bedford, Canada -