The most critical factor in tree health and longevity is the provision of enough quality soil for the tree roots. When planning trees in urban projects, it is crucial that the target soil volume is established in the early design stages. This will maximise return on green investments and ensure they grow quickly into large healthy specimens.

In a natural environment, root systems can extend to 3 times the radius of the tree canopy. The simplest way of calculating a minimum required soil volume is to take the projected canopy area of the mature tree, multiplied by a depth of 0.6. The shape of this area can be configured to suit the particular site.

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The most critical factor in tree health and longevity is the provision of enough quality soil for the tree roots. When planning trees in urban projects, it is crucial that the target soil volume is established in the early design stages. This will maximise return on green investments and ensure they grow quickly into large healthy specimens.

In a natural environment, root systems can extend to 3 times the radius of the tree canopy. The simplest way of calculating a minimum required soil volume is to take the projected canopy area of the mature tree, multiplied by a depth of 0.6. The shape of this area can be configured to suit the particular site.

Click 'Go to website for more info' above to view the online Soil Calculator.


 
 
 
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