Green-tech and Carbon Gold link for landscaper product range

Landscaping supplier Green-tech has announced a product partnership with biochar company Carbon Gold, resulting in the launch of three new products for the landscaping industry.

Green-tree's Mark Wood
Green-tree's Mark Wood

Green-tree Topsoil, Green-tree Amenity Tree Soil and Green-tree Roof Garden Substrates will now be available to the industry pre-blended with Carbon Gold’s Tree Growth Enhancer to significantly increase survival rates of trees and plants.


Trials at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories at the University of Reading showed Carbon Gold’s enriched biochar Tree Growth Enhancer reduces losses and improves the health of trees. 


Green-tree business manager Mark Wood said:  "Carbon Gold’s biochar blends are one of the best kept secrets in landscaping. They are effective in the cultivation of plants and trees, providing biology and activating natural defence systems to protect against pathogens. Green-tech has led from the fore for many years and I am particularly excited about our partnership with Carbon Gold. The blend of Green-tree soils with enriched biochar is progressive development for the landscaping industry and a commitment to our long term investment in soils."


Carbon Gold executive chairman Craig Sams added: "It is vital that the importance and health of soils is better understood. No matter what the quality of rootstock or containerised plants or trees – when these are planted into poor soil with limited biology and fertility it will create stress and inevitably, costly losses.

"Thanks to Green-tech’s pioneering product development, the landscaping industry now has unique access to purchase organic-rich topsoil enhanced with Carbon Gold’s biochar.  This will benefit the transplanting and establishment of any new plantings and deliver long term drought and disease resilience.  Survival rates are highly important, especially at a time where overall industry losses are high and ongoing site maintenance costs are under pressure from reduced budgets."

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