Wednesday, June 5, 2013

green roofs in Rosslyn

From 1973 to 1997, Arlington County acreage with heavy tree cover fell from 36% to 21%.  Rosslyn, with her many majestic buildings, is stepping up to support trees.  For example, Rosslyn's River Place Apartments has a beautiful array of trees on the roof of its building closest to the Potomac River.  A resident told the Ode Street Tribune that about a decade ago buildup of leaves in a drain on the roof caused a leak into his apartment.  Having to rake leaves on your roof is a minor inconvenience compared to the beauty of trees. 

Consider the trees on the roof of Rosslyn's Wooster & Mercer Lofts.  The trees beautifully accent the shape and color of the building.  Get some trees over your head!

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