Linmere Park, around 30 miles from London, will one day be home to more than 5,000 people, with outdoor space at the heart of it. We look at how Green-tech’s Tubex Shrubshelters took centre stage on the project.

AROUND 30 miles from the hustle and bustle of London, a “green revolution” is underway – and Green-tech’s Tubex Shrubshelters are at the heart of it.

The guards are protecting thousands of newly planted trees and shrubs throughout the Linmere Park development near Luton, an “exciting urban village” that will one day be home to more than 5,000 people.

With “healthy, outdoor living” taking centre stage of the South Befordshire lot, around 78 hectares of the site have been ringfenced for green space, encompassing sports and recreation faculties, cycle lanes and, crucially, trees. And lots of them.

That’s where Frosts Landscape Construction, one of the UK’s longest-standing landscape contractors, and Green-tech come in.

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George Mowbray, operations manager from Frosts, said: “This is a fantastic green project and vision of what all new developments will hopefully look like in the future.”

Awarded the landscaping and ground works contract, much of Forsts’ work involved ground preparation for the grassed areas, as well as planting of several thousand trees and shrubs.

To protect the newly planted saplings from wildlife damage and the environment, 500 spiral tree guards were supplied, along with more 6,000 shrub shelters and mesh tree guards.

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Offering excellent protection from grazing animals, while providing a micro-climate within the shelter to aid early growth and healthy establishment, Green-tech’s Tubex Shrubshelters were chosen for the job.

George added: “When planting so many trees and shrubs it is vital to have a supplier that you know and trust, to supply the goods when and where you need them. We can always rely on Green-tech to deliver what we need.”

Having worked with Forsts for more than 15 years, Green-tech supplied 7,000 tree stakes, controlled release fertiliser and Mycorrhiza Rootgrow.

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Jordan Webster, a Green-tech key account manager, added: “It is always a pleasure to work with Frosts, especially on such a ground-breaking development, and we look forward to supplying all the necessary products to help the trees and plants get the best start in their new surroundings as the site develops.”

Linmere Park is situated to the North of Houghton Regis near Luton, close to the new J11A of the M1.