Featured Image

Protecting tree roots at Woodthorpe Grange Park

In March 2024, Trust Utility Management began work on a project in Woodthorpe Grange Park, on behalf of Nottingham City Council.

Woodthorpe Grange Park covers 52 acres, making it one of the largest parks in Nottingham. In 2023, the park received a Green Flag award in recognition of its high standard of maintenance. Given the prestige and beauty of the park, our greatest priority is ensuring that none of the existing greenery is disturbed by our works.

Trust are constructing a new footpath through the park, and are using eco-friendly working methods to preserve the landscape. For the first time, we are utilising Cellweb technology - a 'cellular confinement system specifically designed and sold for tree root protection applications.'

Using Cellweb allows us to construct a footpath that has a breathable, water permeable layer beneath the tarmac that enables existing tree roots to continue thriving. Only minimal excavation is required to complete the installation, mitigating the risk of damage to the roots, and reducing the environmental impact of the works.

Trust Utility Management are excited to be using this technology for the first time, and continue to look for innovative ways to improve the carbon footprint of our business.

For more information on Cellweb Tree Root Protection, please click here.



[1] https://www.greenflagaward.org/media/2485/winners-list-green-flag-2023-1.pdf

[2] https://www.geosyn.co.uk/product/cellweb-tree-root-protection

Back to Blog