Exploring Urban Tree Planting Media: A Guide for Urban Forestry Practitioners

Green-blue infrastructure projects are instrumental in enhancing urban sustainability, biodiversity, and aesthetics. This importance of ensuring the long-term success of these projects is critical, a need to not only establish but maintain sustained efforts in preserving and nurturing green-blue spaces. Urban forestry practitioners play a crucial role in enhancing the green canopy of urban spaces. […]

Nurturing a Greener Future: Insights from the National Tree Officers Conference

The National Tree Officers Conference in Reading was a gathering of over 200 local authority tree officers, all united by a common passion for the preservation and expansion of our urban forests. The conference provided a platform for experts to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights on various aspects of urban forestry, including the critical […]

Introducing the Next-Generation ArborSystem Configurator by GreenBlue Urban!

We are thrilled to unveil the all-new ArborSystem Configurator, a powerful and FREE online tool designed to empower architects, designers, and estimators in crafting tree pits tailored to their exact specifications. At GreenBlue Urban, our longstanding commitment has been to simplify the process of product selection and tree pit design for our valued clients. Our […]

Revolutionising Infrastructure: Unveiling Tomorrow’s Highways!

Highways UK stands as a pivotal event within the United Kingdom’s vast transportation and infrastructure sector. This event provides a unique platform for professionals, experts, and key stakeholders to convene and delve into the innovative developments, technologies and strategies that hold the potential to enhance our national highways.   Four key topics were highlighted: Sustainability: […]

A Game Changer for Green Cities – GBU Check List

Creating green spaces within urban environments is not just a matter of aesthetics; it’s necessary for the health and well-being of town and city dwellers and the planet. To design award-winning green spaces, urban planners and developers need a comprehensive approach that incorporates innovative solutions like GreenBlue Urban’s products. In this blog, we’ll provide you […]

Illuminate Your Projects with ReLuminate: The Future of Off-Grid Lighting

In a world that’s increasingly focused on sustainability and reducing our carbon footprint, innovative solutions are emerging to meet the growing demand for clean and efficient energy sources. One such innovation is ReLuminate, an off-grid wind and solar-powered lighting structure designed to bring light to infrastructure projects, construction sites, railways, and car parks. This cutting-edge […]

The Secret to Award-Winning Green-Blue Infrastructure Projects: A Comprehensive Guide

Green-blue infrastructure projects have become the hallmark of sustainable urban development. These projects not only beautify our towns and cities but also contribute to environmental conservation and resilience against climate change. But what is the secret behind award-winning green-blue infrastructure projects that stand out from the rest? The answer lies in a combination of carefully […]

GreenBlue Proven – Collaboration at its best!

September 14th 2023, Hillier Tree Nursery was graced with beautiful weather, setting the stage for an extraordinary open-day event. A diverse blend of Hillier Trees valued clientele and GreenBlue’s esteemed contacts collectively representing a wide spectrum of expertise in landscaping and horticulture, gathered at the nursery. Our hosts, Howard Gray, GreenBlue Urban (Strategic Business Development) […]

GreenBlue Urban’s Journey to Carbon Neutrality: Offsetting GHG Emissions and Embracing Environmental Sustainability

In recent years, the urgent need to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become increasingly apparent. Companies worldwide are recognising their role in this global challenge and are taking proactive steps to reduce their carbon footprint. GreenBlue Urban Limited has made significant strides towards reducing GHG emissions and embracing environmental sustainability. This […]

From Floods to Flourishing: Embracing Sustainable Urban Drainage Solutions

Urbanisation has brought numerous benefits, but it has also presented a growing challenge: managing the surge of rainwater and stormwater in cities. Traditional drainage systems often struggle to keep up, leading to flooding, pollution, and environmental degradation. However, there’s a promising solution on the horizon: Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS). In this blog, we’ll explore […]

Introducing SuDSPod: GreenBlue Urban’s Revolutionary Solution for Sustainable Stormwater Management

GreenBlue Urban is proud to announce the launch of SuDSPod, a groundbreaking and cost-effective solution that addresses many challenges associated with stormwater management. SuDSPod offers an innovative approach to on-plot attenuation, delivering unparalleled performance while tackling issues such as peak flow rates from roofs, complex designs, and combined sewer overflow (CSO) overspills. Traditional stormwater management […]

SUDS Mitigation: An Holistic Approach to Water Quality and Biodiversity

The preservation of water quality and the protection of biodiversity are two critical aspects of modern urban development. As our towns and cities expand, as new housing and commercial developments emerge, the strain on natural resources and ecosystems becomes more pronounced. Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) offer an innovative and effective way to address both […]

Why is integrated landscape and drainage perceived as expensive?

It’s not easy; the land is in short supply, as they’re not making it anymore. Land designated for development is in even more short supply – local authorities are not allowing development on land in many areas, which could alleviate the pressures in the building process. But why should they? Much of our green and […]

Harmony in the Concrete Jungle: The Principles of SuDS

As our towns and cities continue to expand and face the challenges of climate change, integrating the four principles of sustainable urban drainage becomes imperative for managing water efficiently and responsibly. With UK legislation changing the way for a greener, more resilient urban environment it is ever more imperative to have a full understanding of […]

Why is Soil Volume So Important?

Those that have listened to our CPDs and read previous blogs will know the term, Right Tree, Right Place, Right way there are many important factors when considering maximum tree canopy in urban areas, especially when space is limited.  Previously we have highlighted the importance of healthy uncompacted aerated soil, being that in poor-quality soil areas […]

Biodiversity Net Gain: what does success look like?

In recent years, concerns over biodiversity loss have intensified, leading to the development of innovative strategies to protect and restore our natural heritage. In this blog we highlight a recent podcast whereby we introduce; Julia Baker and Tanith Cook of Mott Macdonald, where we explore what Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is, how it works, and […]

Building Blue-Green Communities

In an era where environmental challenges and urbanisation are at the forefront, creating future-proofed designs that integrate sustainable practices is crucial. To achieve this, it is essential to break down silo mentalities and foster strong connections with local communities through active public engagement. This blog explores the significance of reputation and engagement in driving sustainable […]

Essential Must Know’s When Assessing Tree Pits

As quantity surveyors play a crucial role in cost management and project success, their knowledge extends beyond traditional construction elements. When it comes to assessing tree pits, understanding certain key aspects becomes essential to achieve cost savings while ensuring the long-term success and health of the trees. This blog explores three vital considerations that quantity […]

Tackling floods, coastal erosion, and urban surface water management

Floods, coastal erosion, and urban surface water management pose significant challenges to communities worldwide. As climate change intensifies, these issues become even more critical. This was why GreenBlue Urban was delighted to exhibit at this year’s Flood & Coast event held at the Telford International Centre, attracting a myriad of industry-wide speakers, fellow exhibitors, and […]

Unveiling Ladybrook Nurseries; Exploring, Training and Collaboration

On Thursday, 15th June 2023, industry professionals gathered at Ladybrook Nurseries in Bramhall Cheshire, for a day filled with valuable insights and interactive sessions focused on achieving award-winning landscape schemes. Planners, designers, developers, and contractors came together to explore the keys to success in delivering multi-functional projects with measurable environmental benefits. The event featured renowned […]

On the Road to Cleaner Air With Green Infrastructure

Clean Air Day, the UK’s largest campaign on air pollution, is taking place on Thursday 15th June 2023. This article marks the occasion by focusing on links between air quality and green infrastructure. The largest source of unclean air in the UK is the transport sector, with the highest levels of pollutants found alongside busy […]

Celebrating the 100th annual Bike Week

On your bike! 5-11 June is the 100th annual Bike Week marking a century of celebrating everyday cycling for everyone. GreenBlue Urban office is located in the beautiful High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty known for its charming oast houses but lacking in 21st-century cycling infrastructure. This leaves cyclists to brave the winding and often […]

Schedule 3 – Time to Make a Change

You can imagine our delight when the Government finally announced that it will be mandatory to include Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) in virtually all new housing developments from 2024. The Flood and Water Management Act was brought into law in 2010 but the Government decided not to implement its Schedule 3 which would have made […]

Trees, Planning And Development In Scotland

Stirling is known as the city saved by wolves’ legend has it –but now also a place where a pivotal debate on trees, planning and development took place. The last week’s event was organised by the Trees and Design Action Group (TDAG) and was held on the beautiful grounds of the University of Stirling’s campus. […]