SELF WATERING TREE PITS
11 August 2011
Introducing our innovative new tree planting system-direct storm water run-off to the base of trees and beautify your streetscape.
Communities around Australia have identified a public desire for more trees, more sustainable solutions and – specifically – water sensitive urban designs. Of course, fulfilling community desires while maintaining a practical approach to high-traffic streets is challenging. But – it can be done.
Terra Firma Industries recently partnered with the City of Yarra to pioneer an innovative newtree planting system that has:
• Vastly improved the streetscape aesthetic of Smith Street, Collingwood;
• Harnessed stormwater runoff for fully sustainable tree watering;
• Improved the quality of water entering the stormwater system; and
• Significantly decreased the volume of gross pollutants entering vulnerable waterways.
Residents and local business owners have hailed the greening of Smith St a major success. The project has been nominated as a finalist in theKeep Australia Beautiful – 2011 Sustainable Cities award (Water Conservation category).
Want to know more? Click here to access the City of Yarra’s technical case study that details the project from start to finish http://www.terrafirmapitlids.com/new/tree-grate-case-study/
Think this innovative tree planting system might make sense for your council?
Contact us: (03) 9464 6169 or firstname.lastname@example.org