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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Christine Kaindl (2022): Nachhaltig funktionierende troggebundene Vertikalbegrünung.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Landschaftsbau (IBLB), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 249. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Climate change means that sustainable solutions are needed at the urban planning level. Trough-bound vertical greening systems can help to improve facades and exploit all the advantages of maintenance-extensive greening using climbing plants. In theory, the focus is on ground- and wall-bound systems. Information regarding maintenance usually refers to specialized companies. Therefore, precise recommendations for this greening system are needed. This thesis deals with the requirements of the system components of roadside trough-bound vertical greening systems and how they have to be constructed, operated and maintained for a long-lasting greening. After an in-depth literature review in current regulations on the areas of plant-trough, substrate, mesh training system, climbing plants and maintenance, these system components were investigated in field trials using the BeRTA module from Nov. 2019 to Oct. 2020 in the district of Favoriten in Vienna. The investigated plant species Parthenocissus tricuspidata 'Veitschii', Lonicera x tellmanniana and Wisteria floribunda showed good development. Self-climbers were most suitable for extensively vegetation cover. Engineering support could accelerate adherence to the facade and achieve the greening goal more quickly. Animal monitoring showed that already in the first year of greening animals were settling. A positive attitude towards the presence of animals is essential. This can promote the recognition of animals, pests can be identified more quickly and costly maintenance measures can be prevented. Proper completion of maintenance tasks had a significant effect on plant vitality and vegetation coverage. Some tasks should be optimized and accompanied accordingly to be able to be performed by people unfamiliar with the subject. The findings provide conclusions for future projects working with state of the art for trough-based systems.

Beurteilende*r: Pitha Ulrike
1.Mitwirkender: Weiss Oliver

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