Landscaping and Tree Planting
At Wrekin we consider the users of tomorrow and develop systems to stand the test of time.
When it comes to landscaping and arboriculture, this is especially important as it is a way of creating an attractive and aspirational scheme that people will enjoy long into the future.
Big trees are desirable additions to developments as they have been proven to provide substantial social, economic and environmental benefits.
ProtectaWeb tree root protection system is an established and proven no-dig method of constructing access ways or parking areas in close proximity to nearby trees, without causing them undue stress that would damage or ultimately kill them.
CellTrack is a permanent panelled system that is virtually invisible from the surface once in-filled. Designed for quick and easy installation, panels simply interlock together and incorporate small ground spikes which provide anchorage during installation.
Research has proven big trees can improve our mental health through psychological relaxation and stress alleviation, increase property values, minimise the heat island effect in towns and cities, reduce pollution and noise, provide the obvious habitat for wildlife and manage storm water run-off.
At present 50% of a world's population live in towns and cities, by 2050 this number is expected to increase to 66%. The rapid expansion of cities puts pressure on forests, landscapes and green areas.
When large green spaces are not always possible, ensuring we have the infrastructure to make our urban environment greener is vital for communities. To enable this to happen, we have a range of landscaping and tree planting products created by our experts so that you can rest assured any trees planted will be sure to flurish.
A supportive team
We have developed a strong reputation in the civil engineering sector thanks to our skilled teams wealth of experience. We offer the best technical expertise with exceptional customer support. Our team works with asset owners, developers, main contractors, ground workers and local authorities throughout a construction scheme’s lifecycle, including:
Initial project support
Listening and working with customers to fully understand their requirements. We provide pre-tender and tender support to lend a competitive edge.
Our technical experts and value engineering service means that you have access to the best advice and support.
Our talented team provides full design services, with the added bonus of supporting documentation and drawings.
Advice and site meetings
We understand the value of regular site meetings, helping to improve communication, giving installation advice and ensuring each project is completed successfully, right down to the project review
Thetford Woodland Lodges
Thetford Forest is the UK’s largest man made lowland forest. It’s patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.
To accomodate some of the thousands of visitors who flock to the woodland every year, the operators decided to construct a collection of luxury woodland cabins. The site identified for the cabins contained many mature trees which the local authority was keen to preserve.
During the selection of products, Wrekin’s technical team considered the mass of the lodges themselves as well as delivery vehicles. Due to the weight involved, it was clear that the correct selection of ProtectaWeb™ depth was imperative to the success of the project.