Structural Support Soil
Modern living means that trees may need to be planted in hard surfaces in to provide environmental benefits.
Structural soils are engineered to take the load weight of pavement and traffic in addition to providing adequate space for tree roots to grow.
The planting system contains a number of components including drainage for stormwater runoff, structural soil, and a planting soil. The structural soil consists of aggregate and filler soil to provide a lattice of pore spaces allowing root penetration without collapsing under the weight of the pavement.
SOILCO has worked with the Landscape Architects, Contractors and the certifying Soil Laboratory to manufacture the custom blends meeting the site design requirements. These blends will help ensure that the trees grow in healthy conditions and meet the expectations of their life span.
Tree planting for pavements and roadsides, where area for tree root volume is required under hard surfaces such as paving.