|Living Wall using containerized fruit trees|
Smaller urban trees can serve to shade walls, provide habitat, produce food, clean stormwater and so much more. And the concrete does not have to be busted up to allow the trees to grow and prosper.
The photos included here are of a very small lot in a small urban core (downtown) trailer park. The owner has created a living wall/forest with food trees. Citrus, figs and fruit trees line the western exposure wall of the trailer.
|Florida Living Wall, Urban Greening in small spaces using trees|
If even a small portion of all the trailers, small houses and apartments with balconies create living walls from containerized plants, we'd see such a huge improvement to Urban Core air quality and heat island effect while butterflies, bees and dragonflies swarmed about.
Scaleability and cost effectiveness are huge components of a successful Urban Core Greening program.
We can all learn from this example, go home and do the same, creating a living wall with containerized citrus, fig and fruit trees.