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Latest News: Council says goodbye to sunken tree pits and hello to Trailflex

Council says goodbye to sunken tree pits and hello to Trailflex

Langford Direct teamed up with Sheffield Council and Amey to replace sunken tree pits in and around Sheffield.

Tree pit with Trailflex

Many of the old tree pits were breaking and sinking, causing weed growth and trip hazards. Amey contacted Langford Direct to rip out the old surface and replace it with Trailflex.

Trailflex tree pits are virtually maintenance-free, unlike tree surrounds with loose chippings that often collect debris. Trailflex tree pits were designed and tested to withstand freeze-thaw without cracking.

Originally developed for sites with trees under protection order, Trailflex allows for up to 90-degree flexibility without compromising weight loading or strength making the finished surface adaptable in physical form removing any risk of root intrusion and subsequent cracking.

The unique system of recycled rubber and stone requires very minimal groundworks, making it the perfect choice for the protection of roots for new and established trees. The voids formed within the system will hold rain water until it can be drawn down into the tree roots by capillary action. Air and other nutrients are also accessed by the tree, in the same way, allowing the tree to flourish.


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Langford Direct
Tel: 0161 212 1617

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