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The Roots software program was developed in 2005 to help developers create attractive and sustainable green environment on brownfield sites. RootsTM facilitates a structured approach to site characterisation, problem solving, species selection and successful planting schemes. Through the structured approach it explains and interprets data and generates custom-built site-specific specifications for tendering.
The software has 4 distinct stages:
Previously the software was available on a commercial basis. Forest Research is now distributing RootsTM for free, to interested parties, under the following conditions.
To obtain a copy of the RootsTM please e-mail: Phillip Handley.
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