New StrataCell product aims to help tree root growth in urban settings

Greenleaf Urban Tree and Landscape Products have launched StrataCell, a large soil structure module that encourages tree root growth in urban plantings whilst providing support for paved surfaces that are located above the rooting zone.

StrataCell Image: Greenleaf Urban Tree and Landscape Products
StrataCell Image: Greenleaf Urban Tree and Landscape Products

StrataCell is a large soil structure module, supporting traffic loads while leaving 94% of overall soil volume available for tree root growth. 

StrataCell represents the fourth generation in Greenleaf’s range of soil structure units, all of which are designed to help trees overcome the inhospitable soil conditions of towns and cities that would otherwise be directly opposed to healthy root growth. 

Finite Element Analysis has shown that StrataCell can safely support the National Bridge Loading requirements for Europe, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, with only 300mm of compacted granular pavement above the rooting area.  Cyclical testing has also demonstrated that the structural integrity of a StrataCell module is unaffected even after 10,000 repeated applications of an 8.6 tonne load, verifying StrataCell’s ability to withstand heavy vehicular traffic.


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