Founded in 1976, DeepRoot develops solutions to enhance urban forests and surrounding watersheds in city streets, parking lots, campuses, and other heavily paved areas. Its flagship product, Silva Cell, is a modular suspended pavement system designed to mimic forest soil conditions in an urban environment. Used underneath paving, Silva Cells contain lightly compacted soil that supports tree growth and absorbs runoff from rain. The benefits: increased water and air quality, reduced energy loads, a diminished heat island effect — and, of course, more healthy, long-lived trees in the community.
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