How do trees grow under cement? For those walking those streets it may go unnoticed; however for landscape artists and architects, the tree and sidewalk is an unlikely yet necessary pair.
Without ample room to grow, trees and their roots develop either in an unhealthy manner or can impact and ruin the sidewalks they grow from. An Israeli company called FrizWeed has engineered a new product as a solution to this issue.
The product called TreeTube is made for protecting the environment, sustaining plant growth and creating more ease during construction projects. Made from lightweight steel and plastic, the TreeTube supports and protects a tree’s roots, which is a gap experienced in landscape architecture.
FrizWeed is currently working with the Tel Aviv-Jaffa Municipality and has set its first two TreeTubes in use, with eight more on deck. The sustainable agriculture technology company aims to create sustainable and innovative solutions to support healthy environmental development. Other products include FrizDisc, FrizBead, and FrizMat, which all work towards creating optimal growth and stable environments for plant growth.