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DeepRoot To Showcase Silva Cell at Greenbuild International Conference in Toronto

DeepRoot offers tour of sustainable streetscape project to the public

San Francisco, Calif., Sept.  27, 2011 – DeepRoot, an urban landscape product manufacturer and services supplier, will exhibit during the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Toronto Canada from October 4 to 7, 2011.

DeepRoot is offering a free tour of the Queensway project on Thursday, October 6 from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. The Queensway is a sustainable sidewalk pilot project using the Silva Cell (suspended pavement) system to integrate trees, soil and stormwater to support long-term tree growth while managing road and sidewalk stormwater runoff from the municipal catch basins.

This site was largely funded by the City of Toronto and includes a monitoring system operated by Ryerson University to measure the rate, quantity and quality of the stormwater moving through the system. In 10 to 20 years, the city fully expects to see the project continuing to nurture large, mature trees and support an effective stormwater system.

The tour will cover how the system was built, a demonstration of the stormwater monitoring equipment and how the results are being reported and published, a visit to the field station, and a discussion of the various applications of this technology. Representatives from Toronto Water, Ryerson University and DeepRoot will lead the tour and answer questions.

The DeepRoot team will also be in booth #2241N to showcase the Silva Cell product itself. They are available to answer questions about planning and implementing projects that promote long-term tree growth for the benefit of stormwater management and urban sustainability.

The public is invited to go on the tour, and anyone interested should register by contacting aileen (at) A case study about the Queensway project is also available.

DeepRoot is an urban landscape products manufacturer and services supplier whose aim is to help restore ecosystem services in urban areas using green utilities, such as trees, soil and stormwater. Its leading product line is the Silva Cell, a modular building block for promoting tree growth and green environments. Founded in 1976, DeepRoot is now a leading company with passion for enhancing the built environment through design and use of innovative and quality products. For more information, visit