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A Quick Reference to Soil choice & specification..
A) Why select and specify soil types?.
B) The example soil specifications list to select from..
C) How to select and specify.
A quick reference to estimating soil volumes for new trees in the lansdcape.
A) Where do our calculations come from?
B) Where is the Soil Volume Simulator useful?
C) Advocating for larger trees and designing them into landscape projects
D) How much soil volume do I need to allow for trees in limited spaces?
E) Get the online Soil Volume Simulator (for trees in limited spaces)
F) Selection 6: including the surrounding soil.
G) Selection 7: shared root systems.
H) How big should the tree pit openings be?.
I) What are the Soil Volume Simulator’s smallest and largest volumes?
J) Tree species list – per size.
For the construction contractor, supervisor, and soil suppliers.
A) A quick reference: ‘How to: Order, Install Soil Types and have them Certified.
B) Tips for what to do when the incorrect soil type has been installed.
C) Tips on how to take a soil sample.
D) A quick reference to getting site soil tested and AS4419-2003.
E) A quick reference to stockpiling.
F) A quick reference to drainage.
G) A quick reference to mulch.
A) How to specify.
B) How to order soil for small projects.
C) Bare minimum of the properties to compare in the soil test sheet from the soil supplier.
D) What to ask the soil supplier.
For commercial soil producers. A guide for commercial bulk soil mix producers wanting to create off the shelf, PRE-COMPLIANT, ready to purchase landscape soil mixes.
A. Short form specifications.
B. Key testing properties.
C. Example Short Form Specification.
D. Variations to the specification.
A practical guide to Soils for Landscape Development.
Simon Leake and Elke Haege 2017