Treenurt pilot project at QUT Kelvin Grove
The TREENURT is a water and nutrient storage module which significantly reduces the failure rate of young trees and vulnerable plants, whilst radically minimising maintenance costs, such as watering frequency and volume as well as the resources needed for these activities.
The base material for the Treenurt is a sustainable, completely biodegradable and combustible material with a 100% regenerative resource proportion. The polymer matrix consists of lignin, the second most common, naturally occurring biopolymer after cellulose. Lignin can be decomposed by rotting in exactly the same way as grown wood and can even be disposed of by burning, without producing any additional CO2!