Our environment is getting warmer. A lack of shade, large expanses of heat trapping asphalt and concrete in smaller localities exacerbates these heat islands. However there are four ways local councils and government are trying to reverse this trend. Use cool materials. Create tree canopies. Use shade structures - permanent or removable and evaporative cooling. While tree canopies are one of the best ideas we noticed that there are a lot of areas in the built environment where trees just can't be planted. Our solution was to create a man made canopy. The Canopy attaches directly to the large plantaboxes and forms a continuous shade path that tree planters or umbrellas struggle to do. The canopy is built with trellising to train vines to then cover the entire structure.
Plantabox Single Canopy
Plantabox Double Canopy