Sustainability and Urban Greening
It is vital that any urban greening system is developed with sustainability in mind. Systems that require regular intervention, excessive remedial maintenance or irrigation management are not sustainable and do not benefit the urban environment.
Plant material if stressed does not perform its ecological or environmental function properly. Flowering cycles are aborted and pollen quality is poor.
The system must be able to perform under normal regional conditions with minimal outside influence.
Sustainable process will include the manner in which substrate material is produced, the distance that the material travels to reach site and the installation procedure.
Plant material is measured in its ability to evolve whilst still producing a flourishing system. A system with minimal species and incorrect analysis of site requirements will struggle and may never establish to the level expected without significant assistance.