Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

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Timber Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
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The latest techniques for planting roofs and walls to enhance our buildings and benefit the environment. The green roof industry is booming and the technology changing fast as professionals respond to the unique challenges of each new planting. In this comprehensively updated, fully revised edition of their authoritative reference, Nigel Dunnett and NoŽl Kingsbury reveal the very latest techniques, materials, and plants, and showcase some spectacular new case studies for the non-professional. Green roofs and walls reduce pollution and runoff, help insulate and reduce the maintenance needs of buildings, contribute to biodiversity, and provide habitats for wildlife. In addition to all this, they are attractive to look at and enhance the quality of life of residents. In Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, Revised and Updated Edition, the authors describe and illustrate the practical techniques required to design, implement, and maintain a green roof or wall to the highest standards. This informative, up-to-the-minute reference will encourage gardeners everywhere to consider the enormous benefits to be gained from planting on their roofs and walls.

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Living in a Chicago high rise with a green roof measuring almost an acre makes this reviewer slightly less objective about these imaginative additions to cityscapes around the world. Dunnett ... Read full review

Contents

Why Build Green Roofs?
41
Constructing Green Roofs
91
Planting on Green Roofs
125
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About the author (2008)

Nigel Dunnett is a Reader in Urban Horticulture in the landscape department at the University of Sheffield, where he has developed innovative research programs on naturalistic and ecologically informed planting for gardens and public landscapes. He is director of The Green Roof Centre, Sheffield, and acts widely as a consultant on green roof design and planting, and sustainable garden and landscape design in general.He writes regularly for landscape and garden publications, including Gardens Illustrated and The Garden. With NoŽl Kingsbury he wrote Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls; with Andy Clayden, Rain Gardens: Managing Water Sustainably in the Garden and Designed Landscape.

Noel Kingsbury is a best-selling horticulturalist and writer. He is the author of many books, including "Designing with Plants", "Natural Gardening in Small Spaces", and"Gardening with Perennials: Lessons from Chicago's Lurie Garden, "as well as the coeditor of "Vista the Culture and Politics of Gardens."He lives and gardens in western England near the world-famous book town of Hay-on-Wye.

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