Root Management | Root Barrier | Root Directors | GreenBlue Urban

Root Management

The deployment of root barriers is now an incontestable component of best practice in urban tree planting and tree root management. It is no longer sufficient to plant a tree in an urban location and hope that the roots will keep out of trouble.

Different situations often require different approaches to root management, so rather than take a ‘one size fits all’ attitude, GreenBlue has developed a range of specialist root barriers to give urban trees as much growing advantage as possible.

For example, if one simply wants to protect paved surfaces from root heave, it is unnecessarily restrictive on the tree to install a vertical sheet root barrier 1.5m (5ft) deep all round. The ReRoot and RootDirector products divert roots downwards to a level where they can safely establish without surface damage. So, whether designing a root free corridor for utilities, protecting building foundations, or designing trees into a pedestrianized area, GreenBlue has a cost effective root barrier solution.

 

100% Recycled

Our root barrier and root director products are manufactured in the UK and made from 100% recycled material.

Protect Services

GreenBlue has experience working closely with contractors and utility companies who wish to guide roots away from services and below-ground infrastructure.

Expertise & Experience

Our range of preformed root directors is specifically designed to guide roots downwards, preventing pavement heave and costly damage.

Our Solutions

Designed for the protection of pavements and hard landscaped areas, the ribbed RootDirector system prevents root swirl and diverts root growth downward – avoiding hazardous root damage.

  • Modular pre-formed construction
  • Integral ribs to prevent root girdling
  • ‘RS’ range fits RootSpace soil cells
  • Stack-able for ease of transport

Designed for the protection of pavements and hard landscaped areas, the ribbed RootDirector system prevents root swirl and diverts root growth downward – avoiding hazardous root damage.

  • Modular pre-formed construction
  • Integral ribs to prevent root girdling
  • ‘RS’ range fits RootSpace soil cells
  • Stack-able for ease of transport

GreenBlue Urban’s new RootForm is designed to be filled with concrete to form a high-strength haunch around the tree.

  • Modular construction for any sized tree pit
  • Recycled HDPE is resistant to puncture, biodegradation, and photodegradation
  • 400mm standard depth
  • Suitable for inclusion of steel reinforcement if required

GreenBlue Urban’s new RootForm is designed to be filled with concrete to form a high-strength haunch around the tree.

  • Modular construction for any sized tree pit
  • Recycled HDPE is resistant to puncture, biodegradation, and photodegradation
  • 400mm standard depth
  • Suitable for inclusion of steel reinforcement if required

ReRoot 2000/RootStop is a high-strength root barrier for deeper applications. This product has been used extensively on many projects, particularly in new service infrastructure projects, business parks and housing developments.

  • Available in 1.0mm and 2.0mm thicknesses
  • Supplied in roll form and cut to order in 10m increments to minimise waste
  • Recycled HDPE is resistant to puncture, biodegradation, and photodegradation
  • ReRoot jointing tape allows root-proof joints

ReRoot 2000/RootStop is a high-strength root barrier for deeper applications. This product has been used extensively on many projects, particularly in new service infrastructure projects, business parks and housing developments.

  • Available in 1.0mm and 2.0mm thicknesses
  • Supplied in roll form and cut to order in 10m increments to minimise waste
  • Recycled HDPE is resistant to puncture, biodegradation, and photodegradation
  • ReRoot jointing tape allows root-proof joints

ReRoot Ribbed barrier is available in depths of 300, 600 & 1000. Products are ribbed root barriers designed for the protection of paved surfaces, shallow service ducts, and utilities.

  • Available in 300, 600, and 1000mm depths
  • Supplied in roll form and cut to order in 10m increments
  • Recycled HDPE is resistant to puncture, biodegradation, and photodegradation
  • ReRoot jointing tape allows root-proof joints

ReRoot Ribbed barrier is available in depths of 300, 600 & 1000. Products are ribbed root barriers designed for the protection of paved surfaces, shallow service ducts, and utilities.

  • Available in 300, 600, and 1000mm depths
  • Supplied in roll form and cut to order in 10m increments
  • Recycled HDPE is resistant to puncture, biodegradation, and photodegradation
  • ReRoot jointing tape allows root-proof joints

Support &
Advice

GreenBlue Urban offer an easy-to-access support service, tailored to provide the backup and assurance specifiers need. We appreciate that many of today’s building projects can be very involved and complex; involving many fields of expertise of which the actual tree planting may be just a part.