There are myths, legends and uncertainties connected with The Tower of London, but one certain fact relates to the six trees located near the ticket office which provides welcome shade for the many tourists. The six plane trees have each been protected by the application of the RonaDeck Eco Tree Pit system. This porous SuDS compliant UV stable system allows water and nutrients to penetrate to the tree’s root system allowing it to thrive.
The trees had been protected with a tree pit system many years previously but this had broken up and worn over time, so the RonaDeck Eco Tree Pit System with a Frosted Silver 10mm aggregate was specified to provide protection to the tree roots.
The fill around each tree was excavated to a depth of 150-200mm and filled with gravel to within 50 mm - 75 mm of the surface to form a porous base. The two-part UV stable resin was mixed with a drill and paddle before being added to the kiln-dried aggregate component in a high capacity forced action mixer. The mixture was then laid on to the base and levelled off; it was ready for foot traffic after being left to cure for four hours.
The tree pit surface can be easily swept clean so there is no build up of hazardous and unsightly litter which often accumulates around tree roots, especially those protected by metal grilles, creating a green and pleasant environment for visitors to the ‘Bloody’ Tower.