Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls


254 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Illustrated with color photos throughout. A description of the historical development and current techniques for planting on roofs and walls. Apart from inherent beauty, roof greening reaps the environmental benefits of reducing pollution and run-off, insulating against heat and cold and reducing maintenance needs. Both large scale and small domestic examples are explored, introducing the practical techniques required including weight-bearing considerations, materials, substrates, draining layers and modular systems. A chapter is devoted to choosing plants optimally for the extreme conditions encountered on roofs, such as drought, high light intensity and wind. Contents: Introduction, Why Build Green Roofs?, Components of Green Roofs, Facade Greening, Living Walls, Structures and Surfaces. Appendices: Roof-Greening Plant Directory, Facade-Greening Plant Directory, Suppliers, Bibliography, Index. ISBN 088192640X #1789

Title: Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls

Author: Dunnett, Nigel and Kingsbury, Noel

Categories: Gift Ideas, Botany, Gardening, Horticulture, Non-Fiction, Text and Reference Books, COMPLETE CATALOG,

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A., Timber Press, 2004

ISBN: 088192640X

ISBN 13: 9780881926408

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Size: 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall

Seller ID: 1789

Keywords: Noel Kingsbury, Green Roofs, Living Walls, Garden Architecture, Landscape Design, Gardens, Gardening, Thatch, Moss, Vines, Nigel Dunnett, Wall Greening, Ecological, Plants, Planting, Green Building, Energy-Efficient, Earth-Friendly, Facade, Brand New, GARDENING HORTICULTURE Xeriscape, Rooftop Gardening, Roof Garden, Edible Rooftop, Green Roof, Hardscape, Mosses, Hardscaping,