Alconbury Weald – Lime Tree Planting

Client Urban & Civic are planning to deliver a high quality mixed use development in Cambridgeshire, blending an enterprise zone with over 700 acres of green open space.

One of the first areas to open to the public is the show home entrance for the first of the housing plots, and key to providing a high quality and established feel was the planting of semi mature tree stock.  Along with 70 cm girth oaks and 90cm girth willows, three feature lime trees were planted at the entrance way.  These Tilia platyphyllos had girths of between 110 and 120 cm and weighed in at around 8 tonne each.  A 200 tonne crane was required to lift each of them into position.

The trees were transported to site on three articulated extra wide trailers.