Intensive Green Roofs are characterized as planted with plants that require more intense care and maintenance such as shrubs, trees and hedging plants
Characterized by its variety of vegetation they require more maintenance and upkeep. The plants used range from herbaceous plants to small trees.
A typical growing media depth of an intensive green roof is 6 inches or more.
Intensive Green Roofs offer a great potential for design and biodiversity. A system supports everything from small personal/home gardens to full scale public parks. Plant selection and design greatly affects the maintenance required for the upkeep of these roofs. Rooftop farms, urban roof farms or vegetable farms on roofs are clearly intensive green roofs and require higher nutrient applications and focused maintenance.