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Green-tech provides key tree planting materials for Taylor Wimpey’s SuDS Scheme

Green-tech has partnered with Cox Landscapes to support the creation of a sustainable surface water drainage system at the new Wolsey Grange housing development in Ipswich, providing eco-friendly materials to enhance the site's biodiversity and flood resilience



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25 June 2024

Green-tech has recently supplied materials to landscape contractor Cox Landscapes, to create a sustainable surface water drainage system (SuDS). 

The drainage system was set up in the town of Wolsey Grange in Ipswich. This is a growing community of newly built homes by Taylor Wimpey.

As part of the Construction Environmental Management Plan, SuDS is designed to reduce rates of stormwater run-off. 


Green-tech provided circa 500 stakes and Holdfast natural tree hessian ties for securing the stakes to the trees and 60cm Tubex tree shelters. 

In keeping with this biodiversity and sustainable project, the natural tree ties were made entirely of natural fibres and are fully biodegradable. 

A spacer is not required when using a natural tree tie, you can form a spacer by using the tie itself. 

Fifteen rolls of Ecomatt weed control fabric were supplied and installed before being planted and finished off with decorative bark. 

The Ecomatt offers a biodegradable tree weed control option that degrades within two growing seasons. 

It is manufactured in the UK, exclusively for Green-tech Ltd from 100% recycled materials: and is needle punched onto a film backing, to allow both air and water to pass through the layers.

Attenuation basin 

Attenuation basins are a common sight on most new build sites and allow for safe and contained storage for excess rain and stormwater as it allows for its release over time into the sewer system at a controlled rate. 

They remove much of the potential flooding risk caused by the inability of excess water to drain safely.

The Attenuation basin installed will control the water flow from the site into the existing watercourse. 

These sustainable drainage features will also create a range of water habitats for wildlife. 

A maintenance regime has been established to ensure the future performance of sustainable drainage features.

Landscape contractor 

Cox Landscapes is the experienced landscape contractor on this large-scale project and has vast experience in the landscaping of attenuation basins.  

They were responsible for the planting area outside of the attenuation basin which involved planting potted plants and bare root trees and protecting these by staking and installing Tubex tree shelters.

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