Trees grow in soil. They grow in the ground or you can grow them in a pot, too. You may have even seen some growing in bags. But a plastic sleeve with a texture like an egg box? Are you sure?
Yes. The AirPot. A growing system that has been in the marketplace for tree producers for over 15 years. We pride ourselves on being somewhat of a pioneer in this area and have been huge fans, promoters and growers of trees in AirPots since they first featured on the treescape in those early days.
The tech bit
The AirPot is made from recycled and (recyclable – the pot that just keeps giving!) HDPE – that’s high density polyethylene to you or I. The sleeve has dimples like an egg box and each of the dimples has a small hole at the tip of it. A tree is planted (or transplanted) into an Airpot and as the outward-growing root tips reach the dimples, their cone shapes coax them towards the holes. Once they reach the air outside, they dry off. A constant, gentle air-pruning. This teaches the root system to send out more troops in the form of oodles of lateral roots.
Why do we love ‘em?
Simple. The rate of growth and the healthy, generous and plentiful root system. Quick-growing, strong, healthy trees. Good for us – great for you.
The roots are:
- Keen to absorb water
And that means your tree is:
- Guaranteed to thrive
- Easy to establish
- Primed to grow and flourish
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what a tree grown by Allgrowth in an airpot has to say:
I was repotted in the first week of June into an AirPot. My branch troops set on their way towards the dimples and the fresh air, with lateral roots in reserve for wave after wave of healthy root growth. Peter and the allgrowth team had a quick peek inside my AirPot after 3 weeks – and LOOK! Just THREE WEEKS.