Category: Tree Pit

Councils Choose StoneSet for Tree Surrounds

This years’ drought across the eastern seaboard has become a stern reminder on inadequate design for water conservation. Environmental considerations are sometimes forgotten or left as a ‘nice to have’ at the point of design.


Council Tree Surrounds

Council Tree Surrounds for hard surface, soft landscaping

Australian urban councils typically have set a number of guidelines and rules that one must follow when paving surfaces to comply with their building laws.

Homeowners are familiar with these apply to driveways, gardens, extensions and other paved areas. They are particularly relevant to hardscaping public areas, including tree surrounds.

Typically found on pathways, on roadsides, in cities, and shopping areas. Because councils recognise the environmental and social benefits of trees in these spaces, they are found on nearly every city shopping street.

Having various options available for creating tree surrounds, Councils need to factor in lognevity, appearance, safety, cost and porosity. Natural stone has many of these advantages and no other surface is as comprehensively effective for tree surrounds than StoneSet, which we have explained in the past post on tree surrounds here.

For homeowners, you can get the advantages of tree surrounds as well! We recommend to contract a professional construction company that will help you to meet council requirement. StoneSet is always available to guide and help you with all paving aspects and requirements.




































Kiama Tree Surrounds four years on

Four years ago, in readiness for Kiama’s 100 year celebrations, the council asked StoneSet to install Terracotta resin bound paving to the tree surrounds on Terralong Street. (more…)

Why are StoneSet rubber tree pits the best?

Trees like to move and in the hard landscaping world, they like to move a lot. (more…)

Tree Pit Talk

Tree Pits 

There is a lot of opinion over the best spec for a porous tree pit paving specification. We have been installing tree pits for nearly 20 years and worked with a lot of engineers, architects, landscapers, and arborists. (more…)