GreenBlue Urban https://greenblue.com/na/ Establishing the Future Urban Landscape Thu, 09 Dec 2021 12:45:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.2 https://greenblue.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/GB-favicon.png GreenBlue Urban https://greenblue.com/na/ 32 32 Urban Tree Planting: Guaranteeing Long-Term Success https://greenblue.com/na/urban-tree-planting-whats/ https://greenblue.com/na/urban-tree-planting-whats/#respond Thu, 09 Dec 2021 12:00:00 +0000 https://greenblue.com/urban-tree-planting-whats/ After almost 3 1/2 years after it was first published the Environment Bill has now been passed by Parliament as law. A significant goal for all that includes improvements to air quality, biodiversity, water and waste reduction, halting a decline in species by 2030. With Climate Change clearly on the minds of all, companies are […]

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Making the case for Long Term Tree Health https://greenblue.com/na/making-the-case-for-long-term-tree-health/ https://greenblue.com/na/making-the-case-for-long-term-tree-health/#respond Tue, 21 Sep 2021 13:45:55 +0000 https://greenblue.com/making-the-case-for-long-term-tree-health/ One of the biggest challenges the landscaping industry face today is how we effectively combat the current crisis of climate change.  Most importantly how we can align collectively to enable an integrated approach to consider both mitigation and adaption to reduce emissions and stormwater, support the heat island effect and above all reduce global warming. […]

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Quotation to Seamless Installation https://greenblue.com/na/quotation-to-seamless-installation/ https://greenblue.com/na/quotation-to-seamless-installation/#respond Thu, 29 Jul 2021 06:59:26 +0000 https://greenblue.com/quotation-to-seamless-installation/ Green infrastructure is often described as a series of interconnected networks of multifunctional green space, providing multiple benefits and accommodating sustainable developments. These elements include parks, open space, trees, both street and private, playing fields, woods, private gardens, allotments and green roofs and walls. Based in the South of England, GreenBlue Urban has grown every […]

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Multi-Functional Blue-Green Developments https://greenblue.com/na/multi-functional-blue-green-developments/ https://greenblue.com/na/multi-functional-blue-green-developments/#respond Thu, 08 Jul 2021 06:15:08 +0000 https://greenblue.com/multi-functional-blue-green-developments/ The 25-year Environmental Plan (2018) and more recently The Environment Bill (2020) has been a clear driver to connect more people to our environment, improve health and well-being and to ensure we leave future generations with improved air and water quality, create richer habitats for wildlife and of course omit wasteful pollution from landfill and […]

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The History of Urban Drainage & the Need for Change https://greenblue.com/na/the-history-of-urban-drainage-the-need-for-change/ https://greenblue.com/na/the-history-of-urban-drainage-the-need-for-change/#respond Thu, 10 Jun 2021 09:38:19 +0000 https://greenblue.com/the-history-of-urban-drainage-the-need-for-change/ Sustainable surface water management is not just a modern innovation, there is evidence from antiquity that it was in use fairly extensively. Cultural and citizen knowledge were closely related to the design and planning of these early drainage systems, supplying the basis of what would become modern water management engineering. Water management was highly influenced […]

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Planting Trees on Rooftops and Podium Decks https://greenblue.com/na/planting-trees-on-rooftops-and-podium-decks/ https://greenblue.com/na/planting-trees-on-rooftops-and-podium-decks/#respond Thu, 13 May 2021 07:06:57 +0000 https://greenblue.com/planting-trees-on-rootftops-and-podium-decks/ In our increasingly dense towns and cities, we are having to find new and creative ways to get trees and other green elements to establish in constrained situations and around and over other buildings. Many developments are now maximising the potential of the site by building below ground – car parks, storage areas or other […]

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Myth busting Trees & Utilities https://greenblue.com/na/myth-busting-trees-utilities/ https://greenblue.com/na/myth-busting-trees-utilities/#respond Thu, 06 May 2021 10:27:22 +0000 https://greenblue.com/myth-busting-trees-utilities/ In a recent blog, we discussed how to overcome the constraints that we come up against when planning urban tree planting and discussed the solutions that GreenBlue Urban offer to overcome these above and below ground issues. One question that gets asked regularly is whether utilities can be accommodated within a GreenBlue Urban RootSpace soil […]

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Our Climate is Changing, are we? https://greenblue.com/na/our-climate-is-changing-are-we/ https://greenblue.com/na/our-climate-is-changing-are-we/#respond Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:26:22 +0000 https://greenblue.com/our-climate-is-changing-are-we/ In celebration of Earth Day – 22nd April, GreenBlue are proud to endorse our team as industry educators, covering all disciplines on 5 of the dedicated long term focus areas Earth Day signifies: • Climate Action • Science and Education • People and Communities • Conservation and Restoration • Plastic and Pollution Our mission statement illustrates […]

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Urban Tree Planting Constraints https://greenblue.com/na/urban-tree-planting-constraints/ https://greenblue.com/na/urban-tree-planting-constraints/#respond Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:25:20 +0000 https://greenblue.com/urban-tree-planting-constraints/ As soon as tree planting is proposed in our congested urban areas, the full plethora of challenges quickly become obvious. With over 30 years of experience in getting trees established in what can be very hostile conditions for what are essentially forest plants, GreenBlue Urban have unrivalled experience in every scenario. When planning urban tree […]

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Looking after SuDS, Is Legislation Enough? https://greenblue.com/na/looking-after-suds-is-legislation-enough/ https://greenblue.com/na/looking-after-suds-is-legislation-enough/#respond Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:15:38 +0000 https://greenblue.com/looking-after-suds-is-legislation-enough/ On paper, the idea of sustainable drainage (SuDS) has so much going for it for developers. It helps meet the challenges of increasing levels of stormwater runoff in an attractive, environmentally friendly way. It also allows developers to optimise land use and create environments that people want to live and work in. So, what’s holding […]

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