LiveRoof's network of licensed regional growers apply local horticulture expertise, understanding of local plant biology, and experience with local climates to customize plant selection to meet the requirements of every green roof project
Spring Lake, MI. and Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
LiveRoof®, LLC has named High Mountain Nursery as its new licensed regional grower and distributor in Utah and Nevada for the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System. LiveRoof, LLC (Spring Lake, Mich.), the top horticultural experts in the green roof industry, is the only national green roof company with an extensive network of licensed regional growers across the U.S. and Canada. High Mountain Nursery, LLC (Draper, Utah), formerly Lone Peak Conservation Nursery, specializes in growing native and adapted trees, shrubs, grasses and wetland plants for habitat restoration, conservation and enhancement.
“Plants can only thrive in environments for which they are suitable. To reach the highest level of green roof performance, the plants have to be right for the particular conditions of each installation,” said Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist and president, LiveRoof, LLC. “That is why LiveRoof maintains a network of licensed regional growers who apply local horticulture expertise, understanding of local plant biology, and experience with local climate conditions to customize plant selection to meet the exacting requirements of every green roof project.”
“High Mountain Nursery has proven expertise in adapting plants to specific geographic locations based on elevation, prevailing wind patterns, soil conditions, precipitation, and temperatures,” said Amber Poncé, business development manager, LiveRoof, LLC.
“Chris Bullock at High Mountain Nursery is a horticulturist with more than a decade of growing experience,” said Jim Webster, landscape architect and independent green roof consultant in Utah. “He is well regarded for his knowledge of drought-tolerant native and adapted plant species for the broad range of environments in Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Northern Arizona.”
“The LiveRoof Hybrid Green Roof System is the only green roof solution designed to establish a naturally functioning ecosystem on the rooftop,” said Chris Bullock, managing partner, High Mountain Nursery, LLC. “LiveRoof has special modules for six to eight inches of planting medium to support plant palettes suitable for arid climates. We can make LiveRoof green roofs flourish in the hotter, drier areas of the Southwest, where the insulation of a green roof is a significant benefit for reducing energy use and costs for air conditioning.”
LiveRoof, LLC is the only national green roof company with an extensive network of more than 20 licensed regional growers across the U.S. and Canada. LiveRoof growers apply regional horticulture expertise, knowledge of local plant biology, and understanding of specific microclimates to develop customized plant palettes to meet the particular requirements and aesthetic goals of every green roof project. Other recent additions to LiveRoof’s network of licensed regional growers include: James Greenhouses, Athens, Ga.; Joss Growers, Inc., Georgetown Texas; Rocky Mountain Green Roofs, Inc., Denver, Colo.; and Pépinière Premier Plant, Saint-Sulpice, Quebec, Canada.
About High Mountain Nursery, LLC
Founded in 1999, High Mountain Nursery (formerly known as Lone Peak Conservation Nursery) raises low-cost seedlings for conservation purposes. Today, the nursery produces one million seedlings yearly on a 35-acre farm located in Draper, Utah. High Mountain Nursery produces both container and bareroot seedlings so that customers can plan projects to meet the planting site goals. High Mountain’s plant list includes more than 90 species of native and adapted trees, shrubs, grasses and wetland plants for habitat restoration, conservation and enhancement. More information is available at http://www.highmtnnursery.com or by calling 435-731-0107.
About LiveRoof®, LLC
The LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System (http://www.liveroof.com) is the industry’s most refined horticultural solution. LiveRoof modules establish a healthy, sustainable ecosystem on the rooftop to maximize membrane protection, energy savings, environmental benefits, and rooftop aesthetics. Licensed regional growers customize plant selection for every LiveRoof project, and they deliver the modules abundantly vegetated with regionally adapted, locally cultivated plants that are full-grown, thriving, and ready for the rigors of the rooftop. LiveRoof is simple to install. When installed, LiveRoof is an instant green roof, already flourishing for immediate success and years of trouble-free maintenance. LiveRoof’s natural function and natural beauty offer the highest level of green roof performance at the lowest level of total ownership costs. The proof is on the roof — showcased in over 600 LiveRoof installations that total more than two million square feet.