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Here's the latest update on work to improve Queens Gardens

In advance of the new trees being planted along Guildhall Road, a number of tree pits are being installed by contractors, CR Reynolds.

The tree pits are designed to protect the tree itself with root management and the new boundary wall. In order for a tree to thrive, the roots must be able to access an appropriate amount of water. Without this water, the tree will be unable to absorb nutrients from the soil and will perish. As part of the scheme this will be managed by surface water management system and any rain water will be used for irrigation.

The tree pit includes:

  • Sub base layer
  • Drainage layer of gravel
  • Hessian layer that will rot over time
  • Plastic sheeting around the outside
  • Root barrier
  • Plastic crate to surround the tree
  • Top soil to fill the crates
  • Sub base
  • Tarmac to surround the crate and tree
  • Granite paving to cover

Each tree will have 50cubic metres of root space

The new ramps to improve accessibility are taking shape.

The new walls are also progressing well.