Tree Root Protection / Load Platform Geocell


TERRAM Geocell 25/10 & 22/20

TERRAM Geocell cellular confinement system protects tree roots from damage caused by heavy vehicles, particularly in Tree Protection Order (TPO) areas, where conventional construction would be invasive and where trees are sensitive to disturbance.

TERRAM Geocell is manufactured from the TERRAM Standard Geotextiles range which allows air and water to freely move across the root area from cell to cell. The Geocell is supplied in the form of flat-packed panels which are expanded on site to form a much larger honeycomb area of interconnected cells. The panels are secured to the ground using steel pins which are also available to purchase.

Without the cellular system, loads would be transferred to the roots. The use of geocells ensures that axle loads are spread laterally rather than applied vertically. This minimises compaction beneath the traffic line which would be harmful to the roots as they could become starved of oxygen and moisture resulting in damage and the possible loss of trees.
After the roots have been covered by the geocell and filled with a granular material, road or parking areas can be constructed. 

A Terram tree-root-protection geocell is suitable for:
• Access roads and parking areas
• Driveways & paths
• Permanent woodland trails

The system is also suitable for the construction of temporary solutions where vehicular access to a site is limited by the presence of trees. Once operations are complete, the installation can be removed with the roots undamaged.


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