Monday, August 16, 2010
No. 135: Transplant a forest created in the suburb to the inner-city district (August 17, 2010)
Taisei, one of Japan’s leading general contractors, developed the technology to create a forest in the suburb and transplant it in the redevelopment area in the inner-city district. The company grows a forest for three years in advance and supplies trees and soil together when the redevelopment building is completed. The new afforestation technology makes it possible to enroot 12-meter high trees in the 80-cm deep soil of the artificial ground. It wishes to get orders for the redevelopment of inner-city districts by appealing the effect of urban greening. As the initial order, it will build a 38-story high-rise building in Tokyo and transplant a forest in the vicinity of the building. It will start to create a 1,300-square-meter forest this summer and take more than three years to make the forest ready. The high-rise building is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2014.