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Maintenance

Stewardship

The care and preservation of our living systems are essential to their overall functionality and ability to deliver ecosystem services. All living systems require on-going care in order to achieve maximum performance and optimal aesthetics. Furbish’s Stewardship program leads the industry in obtaining maximum results with minimal input. Our commitment to understanding the science of ecosystems and how they interact with the built environment, coupled with our extensive experience in various facets of the living systems and green building industries, has given us the tools to serve as true stewards of these systems.

Existing & Newly Installed Green Roofs and Green Walls

Our programs are available for any green roofs, green walls, or vegetated retaining walls. We offer corrective maintenance services for vegetated systems that have varying levels of under-performance and are in need of immediate and substantial care. Our trained, knowledgeable stewards understand green roof and green wall ecology, and they guide these ecosystem services to meet a desired goal. We practice management strategies that minimize maintenance. We provide expertise on our systems whose benefits increase over time. We offer a vegetative coverage guarantee. We provide regular monitoring and reporting for all projects in our Stewardship program.

Trained Stewardship Staff

We customize each Stewardship Program to system and client needs. Our Stewardship team is trained from a horticultural perspective and possesses a keen appreciation for ecology – closely monitoring soil ecology, natural succession, and plant health. Our team is proud to have effectively grown and maintained over two million square feet of living systems. This experience, along with our prompt and thorough Stewardship updates, enables us to provide premium level stewardship and guarantee success. We are responsive, remain in close contact with each of the stakeholders involved in our projects, and maintain a strong vested commitment to the ongoing attainment and beauty of each system.


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Living Roof Stewardship Projects

 


Living Roof Measurements

We evalutate the health of living roofs using three key metrics: coverage, weed pressure, and thrive rate. The links above are useful for our crews and partners in evaluating living roofs, and can be useful for the client and architect in understanding these metrics.

 


Living Wall Measurements

We evalutate the health of living walls using two key metrics: coverage and thrive rate. The links above are useful for our crews and partners in evaluating living wall health, and can be useful for the client and architect in understanding these metrics.

Visit our BioWall Design Guide for more information.