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Hull's Queens Gardens: pioneering a greener future

28 Nov 2023 | BALI Member News

Accredited Group, Gavin Jones has successfully been awarded the soft landscaping package for the refurbishment of Queen Gardens Hull, working for main contracts CR Reynolds.

Exciting progress as the first trees to be planted within Queens Gardens have been lifted, rootballed and prepared for transportation to Hull from Accredited Supplier, Ebben Trees nursery which is located in the Netherlands.

To ensure Queens Gardens has a sustainable future a tree planting scheme will take place. Hull City Council has a 3:1 ratio, for every tree removed, three will be planted.

In total, 453 trees will be planted. 130 trees will be planted in Queens Gardens including a mix of native and non-native trees. 323 trees will also be planted in city centre locations and immediate surrounding areas.

Gavin and Ebben Trees

When the trees arrive, they will be planted directly into the pre-prepared tree pits, without removing any of the layers of mesh/hessian (this will quickly decompose as the trees establish). The root balls are then secured below ground to stabilise the trees while they establish a new root structure in the gardens.

The first trees will be in transit over the coming weekend, with the first trees arriving on site on Monday.

Ebben Gavin transportation 

Read more about the project here.

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