Ronacrete has introduced a new product to its range of resin paving products. Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit is not only helpful to the environment by facilitating the planting of trees in urban areas but has other sustainable features – a truly ‘green’ product.
Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit has a concentrated formulation – reducing packaging, emissions and transportation costs. Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit is SuDS compliant, its high porosity allowing the tree to feed and remain healthy, it also allows for root movement so the tree can grow. The resin also has unique hydrophilic properties which not only mean that it can be laid in wet/inclement conditions but that recycled aggregate can be used straight after it has been washed. Because there is no need for a complicated drying procedure this makes using recycled aggregates a much more practical proposition. Also as the aggregate used does not need to be dry there is no necessity for the burning of fossil fuels, again reducing the amount of carbon emissions into the atmosphere.
“Our research and development team has been working for some time to formulate a more sustainable tree pit resin and we are delighted with the result. Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit reduces carbon emissions, fuel usage, packaging and waste materials while providing the ideal protection for trees which are so beneficial to the environment, particularly in urban areas.”
Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit is a natural aggregate finish surround for planted trees in public and private areas. Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit is an alternative to traditional costly metal grilles which are difficult to walk on and can become a storage space for hazardous and unsavoury items of litter. Unlike the grilles it has no salvage value so will not be stolen or damaged.
The Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit surrounds the tree in a solid yet flexible construction that is easily swept clean and its porous structure allows rainwater to seep immediately through to the root system feeding the tree and reducing the burden of surface water drainage. The system is suitable for walking on (less slippery than grating) and for light vehicle traffic.
Ronacrete Eco Tree Pit system reduces the carbon footprint by:
Decreasing transport costs
- All weather application – reduces downtime, no need to return to site
- Concentrated formulation – weighs less, takes up less space meaning fewer trips and uses less fuel
- Manufactured in theUK
Less resources and waste
- Concentrated formulation means less packaging required
- Reduced packaging means less waste
- Waste from packaging is recycled
- Packaging is made from completely recyclable materials
- Containers made from bio-polymers
- No dried aggregates required – so no burning of fossil fuels
- Container designed for automated filling – quicker and more energy efficient