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Title Planting green roofs and living walls
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Nigel Dunnett and Noël Kingsbury
- [2nd, rev. and updated ed]
Author(s) Dunnett, N. ; Kingsbury, N.
Publisher Portland, OR [etc.] : Timber
Publication year cop. 2008
Description VII, 328 p ill
Notes Previous ed.: 2004
ISBN 0881929115; 9780881929119
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Keyword(s) roofs / walls / vegetation / ornamental plants / construction / building construction / design / gardening / green roofs / green walls
Categories Landscape Architecture (General)
Publication type Monograph
Language English
About Planting on roofs and walls began in Europe, but it is now becoming popular all over the world. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and run-off, and also help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings. Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls discusses the practical techniques required to make planting on roofs and walls a reality. It describes how roofs may be modified to bear the weight of vegetation, considers the different options for drainage layers and growing media, and lists the plants suitable for different climates and environments.
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