Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua

Ellerslie Show: Green tram tracks and paths

A concept taking off in European and North American cities, green tracks enable plant life to snake up through the crushed brick or other pervious substrate. Green paving enables an array of herbaceous indigenous plants to thrive under foot.Attractive alternatives to surface areas paved with asphalt or concrete: cooler surfaces -- more pleasant in summer, foster herbaceous plant and invertebrate life, pervious surfaces (allow rain to soak in).