Airpot Technique at Floriade Expo 2022
Two pop-up tree nurseries have been built on the Floriade 2022 site.
This is where trees have been temporarily potted using an airpot technique. This system has been specially developed to allow trees to grow out of the open ground, temporarily above the surface which allows the planting season to be extended.
Next year, visitors to Floriade will see trees with origins from all over the world.. However, due to various logistical challenges, some of them are not yet in place within the alphabetically ordered arboretum.
This arboretum forms the green structure of Floriade Expo 2022 and of the Hortus district, which will rise on the site. To keep the trees in good condition, it was decided to pot them up.
This requires a certain amount of expertise, which means that, in collaboration with the Municipality of Almere, the company Zoontjens Boomprojecten has been called in for the construction of two pop-up tree nurseries.
Ensures Root Improvement
A total of 550 trees have been potted on the site in these pop-up tree nurseries. Airpots have been used to pot up the trees. This system ensures root improvement of the trees. Ultimately, this leads to a rapid regrowth of roots in the foreseeable future.
In these airpots, the special potting soil, good aeration and fully automatic irrigation system ensure optimal root development, growth and thus the condition of the trees. Zoontjens Boomprojecten carried out the entire project together with nursery Boom B.V.
In addition to being an innovative solution, these airpots are also particularly sustainable. They consist entirely of recycled plastic and are reused. In addition, the ground cloth on which the trees are placed is broken down naturally.
Trees in Arboretum
Curious which trees can be seen in the arboretum? Recently, black pines, poplars, chestnut trees and Japanese cedar trees have been planted. Read more about it in this article ‘Arboretum Enriched with Trees’.