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CU Soil

CU Soils are engineered to support urban tree growth within the challenging confines of paved environments. Crafted

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£91.65 Per bag

(Excl. VAT £18.33)

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  • CU-Structural Tree Soil is a designed tree rootzone growing medium which can meet or exceed Engineering pavement design and installation requirements while remaining root penetrable and supportive of tree growth. It was developed as a result of years of testing by UHI (Cornell’s Urban Horticulture Institute) and is focused on combining the essential Engineering, as well as horticultural properties, as required for both the trees and the pavement.

    Features and benefits

    Improved water retention

    Enhanced drainage

    Reduced compaction

    pH balanced

  • Physical Properties
    Particle size distribution Composed of a balanced mixture of limestone, compost and gel tackifier to ensure adequate aeration, drainage, and water retention.
    Organic matter content Contains organic materials such as compost to enrich the soil with nutrients and improve its structure.
    Porosity Designed to have sufficient pore space to allow for air exchange and water infiltration, crucial for root respiration and nutrient uptake.
    Texture Exhibits a friable texture that facilitates root penetration and growth while providing structural support for the tree.
    Technical Properties
    pH 6.5 - 7.5
    Salinity Maintains a low salt content to prevent salt stress on tree roots and minimize the risk of soil degradation over time.
  • All your materials arrive in one delivery from our UK farm and are simple to unload and install straight away.

    Important Information

    Please ensure that you have suitable means of offload at the delivery address for example forklift or telehandler for this type of product as it cannot be offloaded manually.

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