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ArborRaft Soil

Product Code: 190GT3201-pro

ArborRaft Soil is a bespoke soil which is specifically developed to work as a rootzone with the ArborRaft System, a leading urban tree planting solution. ArborRaft Soil ensures the structure of the growing media remains open and the correct level of water, air and nutrients are transported through the soil to the tree’s roots. Extensive testing has been completed for the ArborRaft Soil, ensuring that the optimum moisture, aeration and nutrient content is achieved, whilst maintaining a stable soil layer.

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ArborRaft Soil is a bespoke soil which is specifically developed to work as a rootzone with the ArborRaft System, a leading urban tree planting solution. ArborRaft Soil ensures the structure of the growing media remains open and the correct level of water, air and nutrients are transported through the soil to the tree’s roots. Extensive testing has been completed for the ArborRaft Soil, ensuring that the optimum moisture, aeration and nutrient content is achieved, whilst maintaining a stable soil layer.

The growing media is stable, prevents compaction and provides an open structure to allow the free-flow of water oxygen and nutrients. The importance of soil quality and quantity within tree pits has been further highlighted in the TDAG – Trees in the Townscape Report of 2012 and the more recent TDAG Trees in Hard Landscapes report, September 2014 stating that: ‘In dense urban areas, the amount of soil installed will, to a large extent, determine the size the tree will reach over its lifespan.‘ TDAG, Trees in the Townscape Report ‘Together with soil aeration, providing adequate rooting volume is the other fundamental precondition to secure a healthy cohabitation between trees and urban infrastructure.’ TDAG, Trees in Hard Landscapes Large rooting areas are of paramount importance to the development of the tree where nutrient rich soil can enhance the first few years of an urban tree’s life.

ArborRaft Soil BENEFITS:

  • Allows the correct level of water, air and nutrients to be transported to the tree’s roots
  • Ensures the structure of the growing media remains open
  • Easy to use and consistent quality
  • Price On Application

    Typical ArborRaft Soil Physical Properties

    • Moisture Content % 26
    • Bulk Density Mg/m3 1.81
    • Dry Density Mg/m3 1.44
    • Nutrient % 12
    • Permeability m/s 2.06 x 10 -0.5
    • Permeability mm/hour 74

    Delivery options

    We offer a wide variety of delivery options to meet all of our customers’ needs. We have topsoil production sites in operation across the UK.

    Bulk Loads

    We are able to deliver bulk loads nationwide. Delivery charges will differ dependent on the size of load. Our experienced Sales Team will advise and guide you towards the best options for the job in hand.

    Dumpy Bag

    We offer dumpy bags nationwide. Deliveries are available using a ‘Tail Lift’ or a ‘Hiab’. These options need to be discussed with the Sales Team and booked in advance as not all deliveries will include these options. This is especially important for deliveries to sites with restricted access or delivery to a domestic site.

    Soil Match Service

    Did you know the Green-tree team offers a soil match service? Send the team your planting project and specification and the team will advise on a soil or growing media most suitable for your project. The team consider the following criteria and provide comprehensive advice on your project:

    • Type of planting
    • Weight
    • PH levels
    • Availability
    • Calcium content
    • Location
    • Fertility level

    Typical ArborRaft Soil Physical Properties = ArborRaft Soil Physical Properties Moisture Content % 26 Bulk Density Mg/m3 1.81 Dry Density Mg/m3 1.44 Nutrient % 12 Permeability m/s 2.06 x 10 -0.5 Permeability mm/hour 74