Posted on 23 February 2023

Have you been advised to install a resin tree pit? If so, you may be wondering what it is and why you might need one. A resin tree pit is a mixture of resin and natural aggregates which is trowelled down around the base of a tree where the soil and roots are exposed. This not only protects the tree and improves its appearance but also allows rainwater to drain through to the roots. This helps it to grow and thrive long into the future. 

Once the tree pit is installed, you may want to fill the collar with loose gravel or bark mulch. This can achieve a smart, professional finish. If you’re still wondering what is a resin tree pit or why you might wish to install one, read on.

Why install a resin tree pit?Resin Bound Surfacing

Now you know what is a resin tree pit, you might want to know why you should install one. More and more people are investing in resin tree pits in Sheffield and Doncaster, with them becoming more common than alternative solutions such as metal grilles. When you consider the range of benefits they offer, this isn’t surprising. Keep reading to find out why installing a tree pit is such a good idea. 


One of the biggest benefits of tree pits is their permeability, which ensures that rainwater is allowed to drain through the natural ground in order to reach the roots of the tree. The roots take in water from the soil and give it to the tree so it can continue to grow and thrive. As well as helping the tree to stay healthy, the permeability of resin tree pits also prevents excess surface water or flooding. This makes them SUDs-compliant, and a fantastic option if you’re keen to play your part in protecting the environment.

Discourages vandalism

In many urban locations, trees are vulnerable to vandalism. In fact, around 10% of young, recently-planted trees are vandalised on average. Although, rates of 90% are not uncommon in some areas. The damage ranges from the theft and removal of trees to broken branches and shattered trunks. Where vandalism of trees is a possibility, tree pits can be critical to their survival. They can help to discourage vandalism and help trees stay in optimal condition for longer. 

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Makes weed growth less likely

Since resin bound is a weed-resistant surface, weeds are unlikely to be a problem. You won’t need to worry about them sprouting up over time and ruining the appearance of your tree pit. Although seedlings in the air can land on the surface and cause some growth, this can be easily dealt with. 

Aesthetically pleasing 

A resin tree pit can look very stylish, arguably much more so than metal grilles which are another option for protecting your trees. Resin bound is a very attractive surface, and what’s more that with an almost unlimited choice of colours and designs, it’s easy to find a solution that’s right for your setting. Matching or contrasting with the surrounding area is easy.

Extremely durable 

A resin tree pit is incredibly durable, which means it will stay looking its best for many years to come. A resin tree pit is unlikely to be damaged by the elements like some other surfaces. It won’t freeze in the winter, soften in the summer or fade in the face of strong sunlight. Extremely hardwearing, a resin tree pit provides a fantastic long-lasting surfacing option for trees of all species. 

How to maintain a resin tree pit 

Maintaining a resin tree pit is a relatively simple task, requiring little more than brushing and washing to keep it looking and performing its best over time. Hose down the resin surface with clean water and sweep clear any leaves and other debris which may have gathered around the tree pit. Unlike with metal grilles, litter accumulation around the tree is unlikely to be an issue. If you’re not sure how to care for your resin tree pit, don’t hesitate to talk to our team who will be happy to provide you with the advice you need. 

Resin tree pits in Doncaster and Sheffield

At Resin Mixed Stone, we regularly install resin tree pits in both domestic and commercial settings. Although we’re best known for installing resin driveways in Sheffield and Doncaster, we are also the best choice if you want a resin tree pit installed to the highest standards. We install the best quality tree pits using specially formulated resin, ensuring an exceptional finish every time. Plus, with some of the most competitive prices on the market, you can rest assured that you won’t pay over the odds for tree pits. You can expect to receive a real value-for-money service when you hire our team. 

Resin Mixed Stone has built up a fantastic reputation over the years. Well-known for our professionalism and high-quality surfacing solutions, we have become the first-choice company for tree pits in your area. You can read our customer testimonials and view our most recent work on our website. This will allow you to find out more about what to expect when you hire our team to install a tree pit or any other type of resin surface.

Contact us 

Now you know what is a resin tree pit and why you might want to consider installing one, you may be looking to hire our services. Call us on 0114 419 0236 to talk to one of our friendly team, or complete the online contact form and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can. We can answer all your questions about resin tree pits and provide you with a competitive quote. 

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Highly professional operation from start to finish. The work was started and completed on time with the minimum of hassle by a great bunch of people
I am thrilled with my new resin driveway. Excellent service from Resin Mixed Stone. Thorough preparatory work resulting in a fabulous finish.The stone colour I chose matches my house stone and brightens my whole driveway up. I would definitely recommend this company.
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Many thanks to Richard and his team who did a fantastic work when resurfacing our drive and front of bay window with resin stone.
Resin Mixed Stone put down a resin driveway for my mother in October last year. The service and workmanship was excellent and the drive has been totally transformed from its previous old concrete look. My wife and I were so impressed that we used Resin Mixed Stone to wide our existing driveway and then cover the existing tarmac surface with a resin coat. The service and workmanship was again excellent and the new drive looks superb. I would not hesitate to recommend this company to anyone who is considering a resin surface.
From start to finish the whole service and end product has been and is fantastic. Plenty of options to choose from with samples and practical advice to make that easier. Quote was clear and care taken to measure accurately. The team that completed the work were very professional and hard-working. The finished driveway has transformed the front of our property. Would highly recommend the team. Thank-you to all the Resin Mixed Stone team.
"We are extremely pleased with the quality of the work and the outcome - a lovely driveway. Richard Lomas was very helpful at all stages and his staff were careful throughout. The preparation of the site before laying the resin was also impressive. I give this company a 5 stars recommendation."
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