A green roof, like any other system, can get sick. When that happens, you need first aid fast – but how do you recognize it?
Put down the chai latte and come out of that lotus pose for a moment. Turn off the whale songs too. We promise this won’t take long.
Okay. That’s better. Now we have a question for you:
When you imagine green roof stewardship, what do you see?
If you’re like most people, your answer is something along the lines of, Wait, green roofs need stewardship? Don’t they, like, take care of themselves?
Now, we know you regard green roofs (and green infrastructure in general) highly, but that’s not the same as knowing what’s best for an ecological system. Don’t feel bad; even some of the greatest minds in the industry occasionally forget there’s a post-handoff step: stewardship.
Sadly, not all systems get the care they need on an ongoing basis, which is where green roof first aid becomes necessary.