The Richmond Building: Urban Tree Planting

One year on from the completion of the Queen’s Road frontage to the University of Bristol Richmond Building, home to the Student’s Union, and the new street trees are establishing well and contributing to their Conservation Area setting.

The University required to enlarge and improve access to the existing swimming pool changing facilities through an extension of the building towards Queens Road.  The loss of three existing mature and diseased street trees was overcome by removing 1960’s boundary walls to enlarge the usable street frontage to form a generous boulevard space.

The Richmond Building: Urban Tree Planting

The focal point of the boulevard is the introduction of four new semi-mature Tulip trees (Liriodendron tulipfera) planted within the footway. To accommodate long-term growth, the trees were planted in a 41.5m long trench filled with aerated cellular root cells designed to be overlaid with paving whilst provide un-compacted topsoil for root growth that will allow the trees to thrive and mature.


For more information contact Tom Brickell.

Tom is a Chartered Landscape Architect with extensive experience in the assessment, design, and implementation of landscape schemes across a diverse selection of projects throughout the UK.

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