Green roof with 10,000 native plants grows on new University of Tasmania campus

In the heart of an industrious city on the windswept coast of north-west Tasmania, a new ecosystem is coming to life.

This natural refuge is perched upon the roof of the University of Tasmania’s new campus in Burnie.

It was created with more than 10,000 plants, shrubs and grasses from 26 local species.
And according to the specialist green infrastructure company that created it, the roof will become a magnet for native wildlife.

“I don’t think you would be surprised if you find mutton birds actually burying in there,” Fytogreen managing director Geoff Heard said.

“You will find a lot of bird habitat taking into that space and that’s the exciting part. It will continue to evolve.”


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