CU-Structural Soil® Resources

The resources below come from the brilliant people at Cornell University’s Urban Horticultural Institute. They contain pretty much everything you need/want to know about CU-Structural Soil® and urban tree planting. If there’s information you need that you don’t find in these resources, or if you want a quick answer and don’t want to go through all of this stuff, contact us. We’ll be happy to help you.

If you really want to know about CU-Structural Soil®, and don’t want to call us right away, this 55-page PDF is your go-to. It provides you with almost everything you need to know about the make up, applications and benefits of CU-Structural Soil®. It also includes six case studies.

A little shorter than the Comprehensive Guide, this 17-page PDF covers the what’s, why’s and how’s of CU-Structural Soil®’s role in maximizing the benefits of trees in urban landscapes, while also fulfilling engineers’ load-bearing requirements.

Stormwater management is a prevalent and ongoing challenge. This 15-page PDF details how CU-Structural Soil® and porous asphalt work together to reduce runoff and improve water quality.

If you want to see plan view and detail plans of various CU-Structural Soil® applications, this web page contains helpful diagrams and drawings provided by the Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University.

The above 4-minute video details the total excavation of a London Planetree that had grown in CU-Structural Soil® for seven years. The excavation illustrates the roots’ strong growth pattern, as it angularly moves around and through the CU-Soil®.

The above link to Cornell University’s Urban Horticultural Institute’s outreach page contains an abundance of information on all things urban planting, including CU-Structural Soil®, tree selection and much more.