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The Living Wall is a sound attenuation/privacy screening solution that incorporates
ecological principals with engineering practices.
The vegetation used in The Living Wall, willow shrubs natural to Canada and the US, has the ability to grow rapidly and thus provides an almost instant landscape.
The construction is carefully planned to ensure the controlled growth of roots and shoots.
As the vegetation spreads over its biodegradable wooden framework,
it matures into an integrated unit that is able to withstand harsh winters and hot summers;
maintaining its aesthetic appeal in all seasons.The Living Wall naturalizes urban and rural environments while providing superior
sound absorption and a substantial privacy structure. It is an organic manufacture that
has enormous environmental benefits including: photosynthesis, pollution filtration, and soil stabilization.

The Living Wall is 100% recyclable!

It is appropriate for large and small-scale usages such as commercial,
parkland, and highway installations, as well as individual residential lots.
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Sound attenuation barrier with soil

The issue of noise attenuation is becoming increasingly important as communities strive to improve quality of life while reducing the impact of urban living. Concrete and plastic sound barriers are bleak, obtrusive and prone to graffiti and dilapidation. Noise and visual pollution can be major irritants, both in an urban and rural environment. Willow barriers allow you to quickly and easily create aesthetic privacy.

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Sound Barrier with Rockwool

For those who seek a maintenance-free product, our dried natural willow solutions is perfect. The willow is dried, woven and assembled in a panel for a unique finish. We only use robust, long- lasting and recyclable materials when we design our products. To maximize their durability, we only use large diameter willow stems. The frames are made of galvanized steel and very strong wood like cedar, larch, hemlock or black locust.

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Privacy screen fence

We offer a multitude of vegetative solutions, growing and non-growing to enclose your property. Our products are 100% recyclable and characterized by excellent resistance and long life expectancy. Our hedges and screens are designed for simple and rapid installation. The healthy growing power of willow is the strength of The Living Wall

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Order willows for your private project.

Our plantations throughout Canada and the USA offer willows of different sizes to suit your project. We harvest in a 3 year cycle. With our cultivation system, it is possible to produce long and straight material of the best quality. Our willows are available in 20 cm cuttings or in whole stems from 1 to 4 meters in height.


The Living Wall / sound attenuation barrier with soil:
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The Living Wall / sound attenuation barrier with soil

The Living Wall is an ecological sound barrier solution, offering an alternative to standard sound barriers.
The Living Wall integrates ecological principles with engineering practices.
Constructed from willow shoots, the wall is enclosed in a biodegradable wooden structure.
The Living Wall complements the environment
as opposed to the intrusive nature of most sound barriers,
The Living Wall naturalizes our urban and rural environments. Superior sound absorption,
the environmental structure and the financial advantages of The Living Wall make it the ideal
sound barrier solution when comparing it to concrete and steel walls.

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Advantages & Benefits

The Living Wall is an attractive and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional forms of noise attenuation walls.

The Living Wall - in partnership with - Mother Nature.

The issue of noise attenuation is becoming increasingly important as communities strive to improve quality of live while reducing the impact of urban living.
Concrete and plastic noise attenuation walls are bleak, obtrusive and prone to graffiti and dilapidation.

Advantages and benefits of The Living Wall – sound attenuation barrier with soil:

  • Superior sound absorption
  • Establishes very quickly
  • Providing an aesthetically and environmentally pleasing noise barrier
  • Establishes the possibility of the wind and snow breaks for roadways
  • Naturally integrates into the environment
  • Graffiti free
  • All materials are 100 % recyclable
  • Benefits the environment by absorbing large quantities of CO² which is a major factor in the global greenhouse effect.
  • Aids in storm water run-off
  • Photosynthesis, pollution filtration and soil stabilization all contribute to a healthy environment
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Pricing:

The Living Wall - Sound Barrier with Soil Filling (patented) Height up to 3.50 m
2 sides of willow fences supported by a wooden box frame, geotextile, filled with mixed soil for sound attenuation purposes for residential, industrial, commercial and/or privacy applications.

$ 900.00 – 1500.00 / m depending on length, size, accessibility, soil condition etc. (fully installed including a water drip system) & shipping and handling of plant material.

Maintenance:

WATERING:
Summer: From April to September, watering should be done twice daily for 1/2 hour. It is important to ensure that the soil is always moist. In the event of extreme temperatures, more frequent watering may be necessary

TRIMMING:
One trim per year at least is necessary. This should take place after the winter, at the time when frost is no longer expected. Each shoot should be trimmed back to a length of approximately 2-3 feet. You can trim the shoots back twice or even three times each year, however, after the end of July you should no longer trim The Living Wall.

FERTILIZING:
At the beginning of the season (from May to early July) you can use sheep manure or a light fertilizer to supplement the soil.

These procedures will ensure healthy growth of The Living Wall

Testimonials:

Solmar Development Corp. purchased the first Noise Barrier Living Wall constructed in Ontario. The Living Wall Noise Barrier was used in one of our subdivisions and we are very happy with the professionalism of the company and the quick and efficient manner of the construction of the Wall. We understand that the residents that purchased the homes that The Living Wall was installed were and are still very happy with this environmentally friendly product that adds in the co2 reduction, beautiful lush green wall, provides the necessary shade and the almost instant landscape growing to a green landscape in just 6 weeks. We would highly recommend for any use screening or for noise attenuation and will definitely be considering the Living Wall for Solmar's many upcoming communities which are centered on the model of sustainable living.

Maurizio Rogato Vice President of Land Development Solmar Development Corp.

The apartment building we constructed was right by an expressway so it required a sound attenuation barrier. We were extremely pleased to discover The LivingWall.
Besides having noise abatement properties it is also aesthetically appealing. Given that the willow plantings went up right next to a recreation area used by the tenants,
it provided a more attractive alternative to common concrete barriers. We were also impressed with the professionalism of The Living Wall staff and that the willow
hedge needs very little maintenance.

Mark Thompson, former Chair of Trellis Housing Initiatives

The Goldman Group retained the services of The Living Wall Inc. to install a 400 metre long Noise Attenuation Wall at 350 Danforth Road in Toronto, buffering their subdivision from the TIC bus depot. This Noise Attention Wall is the longest such wall that has been installed in North America. The Living Wall Inc. were extremely service orieted and reacted promprhly to any client requests on the project. The product was installed in a timely manner and the willows lining the Noise Attenuation Wall matured quickly into a lush green fence. It has been 2 years since The Living Wall Noise Attenuation fence was installed and the product continues to be a lush, green barrier shielding the subdivision from the noisy bus depot. The Goldman Group has continued to receive very positive feedback from the homeowners, and numerous other groups for this "Green" application.

Jeremy Alter, Director of Construction for The Goldman Group


The Living Wall / Sound Barrier with Rockwool:
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The Living Wall / Sound Barrier with Rockwool

Our Sound Barrier with Rockwool is made of robust galvanized steel stems, black locust and larch posts, acoustic rock wool and willow stems of large diameter. Rockdelta stone wool, the sound isolation we use is especially designed for outdoor conditions and has outstanding acoustic features.

These sound barriers will last through the years without losing their lustre, mechanical strength or acoustic performance. Our sound barriers with Rockwool have been tested, proven and comply with the industry’s highest standards.

This is the ideal solution for the noise problems of roadways, railways and industrial areas. Our acoustic sound barriers are made from 100% recyclable materials and have an expected 30 to 40 years life span.

And they require almost no maintenance, no protective coating is required and they don’t attract graffiti!

Designs

You can chose between living willow, dried willow (with or without bark), oak or mesh. Living willow definitively offers a unique appeal, but requires more maintenance. For a more affordable solution, you can select an oak or mesh coating.

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Advantages & Benefits

More efficient than concrete... Really?

Noise barriers must reduce the sounds in any given area. However, it’s equally as important to not amplify the noise on the opposite side of the barrier with sound reflection. In the case of reflective, concrete walls can sometimes increase noise levels by almost 3 dBA on the opposite side.

Our Sound Barrier with Rockwool doesn’t allow any sound reflection to take place. Studies show that our screens absorb nearly 95% of noise, naturally blocking out extraneous sounds.

Technical information:
Les Écrans Verts 240 Les Écrans Verts 120
Noise insulation DLR = 32 dB (catégorie B3) DLa = 9 dB (catégorie A3)
Sound insulating capacity Rw (dB) 37 26
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Pricing:

The Living Wall - The Sound Barrier with Rockwool (patented) Height up to 6.00 m
2 sides of living willow, dried willow (with or without bark), oak or mesh.

$ 1200.00 – 1400.00 / m (Material costs) depending on height, length, and size - 120 or 240 mm of Rockwool & shipping and handling of material.
For a more affordable solution, you can select an oak or mesh coating on one side.

In order to provide you with a proper quotation for your project, please provide us with the following information:

* Company information * phone/fax * contact person * customer address * address of project * location of project * length of project please email to: sales@thelivingwall.net

Please contact us as soon as possible for a quotation, or to schedule your project!

Maintenance:

Dried Natural Willow:
For those who seek a maintenance-free product, our dried natural willow solutions are perfect. The willow is dried, woven and assembled in a panel for a unique finish. To protect our screens, we add different varieties of climbing plants acting as a natural protection. Over the years, the wind and bad weather will affect the willow stems. At this moment, the climbing plants will have mainly covered your green fence. This combination will guarantee an excellent preservation of the wall with a façade remaining alive for the entire life cycle.

Barkless Willow:
Unlike the raw dried willow barriers, barkless willow does not require climbing plants. The bark increases the willow stem’s life span while keeping a wonderful visual appearance over the years. By removing the bark, water cannot get under the wood and the stems stay dry much longer. As the years passes, the raw willow’s bark falls, giving the product a very rustic appearance. This will not happen for the barkless barrier and is perfect for designs aiming at keeping the contemporary finish of the braided willow stems. The willow stems will change in a superb platinum grey over the years. As it is not necessary to match very aggressive virgin grape vines at the foot of the screen, you can add less invasive ornemental climbing plants like clematis and hydrangea.

Living Willow:
Willow is a plant with exceptional features. Rootless, the stems are planted and instantly come to life. We take advantage of this characteristic for our living screens by assembling prefabricated panels of living stems that will be directly planted into the soil. Within a few weeks, leaves will cover the living walls. Facades made from living willow change color with the seasons: shades of green during growth periods; brown, greenish-gray or reddish in winter, with small or large catkins. Each year, this cycle begins again. The living willow rods are gathered and handled according to strict procedures. In the winter, they are kept in dormancy under controlled temperature to guarantee the best recovery. We guarantee a 95% survival rate for all our green living screens rods.

Oak:
This type of facade has been developed for people who seek a more conventional look. Made from oak laths and stainless steel screws, this very robust system is suitable for projects where the noise barrier is next to a road (less than 5m). White oak is renowned for its strong resistance to bad weather and rot. Like our willow façades, it will grey over time.

Wire Mash:
Some projects are designed for the industrial sector where the aesthetic appearance is only required for the residential side. For this reason, we developed a wire mesh façade that significantly reduces the product cost. We can also plant a vine to obtain a low-cost vegetated noise abatement wall. This façade is quite appropriate for projects along loud railways, factories or commercial complex.

We only use robust, long-lasting and recyclable materials when we design our products. To maximize their durability, we only use large diameter willow stems. The frames are made of galvanized steel and very strong wood like cedar, larch, hemlock and black locust.

Achievements:

Get inspired by our multiple achievements. For the past years, we have worked together with Les E’crans Verts who built many kilometers of Noise Barriers with Rockwool! This patented Danish design has been proven for more than 20 years in Europe.


The Living Wall / Privacy Screen Fence:
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The Living Wall / Privacy Screen Fence

The privacy screen fence is based on an old craft of using willow to make wicket fences and is patterned on the natural growth of willow.
It consists of robust 2 - 3 year old willow of various species, joined together with weather resistant laths and posts.
This ensures fast and simple erection and controlled growth.
A drip system is used the first year to ensure the best conditions for growth.
Maintenance consists of an annual trimming of new shoots. The healthy growing power of willow is the strength of The Living Wall

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Technical information:
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Pricing:

Living Wall Living - Privacy Screen Fence Height up to 3.50 m
woven willows in a wooden structure for aesthetic purposes for residential, industrial, commercial, institutional and/or privacy applications.

$ 200.00 - 280.00 / m depending on size, accessibility, soil condition etc. (fully installed including a water drip system) & shipping and handling of plant material.

Maintenance:

WATERING:
Summer: From April to September, watering should be done twice daily for 1/2 hour. It is important to ensure that the soil is always moist. In the event of extreme temperatures, more frequent watering may be necessary

TRIMMING:
One trim per year at least is necessary. This should take place after the winter, at the time when frost is no longer expected. Each shoot should be trimmed back to a length of approximately 2-3 feet. You can trim the shoots back twice or even three times each year, however, after the end of July you should no longer trim The Living Wall.

FERTILIZING:
At the beginning of the season (from May to early July) you can use sheep manure or a light fertilizer to supplement the soil.

This will ensure healthy growth of The Living Wall

Testimonials:

I absolutely love The Living Wall screen fence that I had installed in my backyard. The Living Wall screen fence provides my backyard with privacy and a sense of tranquility
because of its unique design. Sitting in my backyard in the middle of the city I feel surrounded by nature. The Living Wall screen fence eliminates that boxed in feeling that
most pressure treated wood fenced backyards provide and replaces it with a lush, green, serene backyard.
The screen fence has also been a great investment because it requires minimal care in terms of watering or trimming, while it matures and sprouts quickly.

Karen Diamond - Home owner

Fortunately I found a terrific solution, and it has performed beyond my dreams. Within its first season, “The Living Wall” quickly demonstrated its value as a fast growing, extremely attractive landscape feature. Bearing a strong resemblance to bamboo, it’s constructed of native willow shrubs that are hardy through our weather extremes.
At the time of installation The Living Wall looked something like a wall of twigs, basically a row of bare-root 8' long sticks woven vertically through a 2x4 framework.
Within a few weeks, the 2-3 year old willow stalks (planted without roots or any trace of greenery) began to sprout.
And then they took off!
Three months after installation, the Living Wall’s delicately waving fronds completely screened our backyard view of the grocery store. It has impressed everyone who has seen it, and not only provides privacy but is a lovely backdrop in its own right. To this day I remain convinced that no other solution would have worked nearly as well.
To reach a useful privacy height for our situation, a wall of cedars would have taken many years.

Lynn Holliday – Home owner


The Living Wall / The Dry Fence:
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The Living Wall / The Dry Fence

The Dry Fence is a environmentally friendly, sustainable and aesthetically pleasing, instant screening fence.
It is made from robust 2 – 3 year old willow of various kinds, woven and joined together with weather resistant laths and posts.
The Dry Fence requires minimal maintenance and is ideal for use when ground conditions are too poor or site conditions are too shady for planting The Living Wall.

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The Dry Fence - not living privacy fence Height up to 3.50 m
woven willows in a wooden structure for aesthetic purposes for residential, industrial, commercial, institutional and/or privacy applications.

$ 180.00 - 240.00 / m depending on size, accessibility, soil condition etc. (fully installed) & shipping and handling of plant material.

Testimonials:

My property is surrounded by large trees and therefore it is too shady to plant anything else. I did not want to erect a wooden fence that kind of boxed me in. I really wanted to have a natural fence that blends in with the trees around my house. So the perfect solution for me was The Dry fence. And it is perfect.
I feel like it was always there. The Dry Fence is just naturally appealing.

John Collinger – home owner


Order willows for your own private project:
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Order willows for your own private project.

Our plantations throughout Canada and the USA offer willows of different sizes to suit your project. We harvest in a 3 year cycle.
With our cultivation system, it is possible to produce long and straight material of best quality.

Our willows are available in 20 cm cuttings or in
whole stems from 1 to 4 meters in height

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Pricing:
Do It Yourself (Only for Private - home owner Installation)

Willows, 1.8 – 2.0 m long for short fences and structures up to 1.5 m in height (You will need about 20 willows for 1m of The Living Fence, or the Dry Fence)
$6.00 per stem (shipped in bundles of 20 willows) + HST, ( plus shipping & handling)

Willows 2.7 – 4.0 m long for fences and structures up to 2.2 m in height (You will need about 20 – 25 willows for 1m of The Living Fence, or the Dry Fence)
$7.50 per stem (shipped in bundles of 25 willows) + HST, ( plus shipping & handling)

Willow cutting 0.20 m long
$1.50 per cutting (shipping in bundles of 50 cuttings) + HST, ( plus shipping & handling)

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Do it yourself

We include building instructions, so you can build The Living Fence for your own private project.
A drip system can be used the first year to ensure the best conditions for growth.
Maintenance consists of an annual trimming of new shoots.

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About us

THE TEAM At The Living Wall – An Ecological Sound Barrier Solution Inc.
we provide insight, in-depth knowledge, solutions and project management to support the natural growing of our neighborhoods.
To ensure each project is successful, we work closely with architects, landscape architects, designers, developers and contractors.

FOUNDERS As co-partners of the Toronto-based company The Living Wall- An Ecological Sound Barrier Inc.,
Anthony Biglieri, Josef Scholbeck and Karl-Heinz Freitag
have been instrumental in bringing “The Living Wall” concept to North America.
Having met in the schoolyard of their children, they set off on a journey to bring nature back to their community.
AnthonyBiglieri
ANTHONY BIGLIERI, BAA, MCIP, RPP
President

As co- partner and founder, Anthony has collaborated with government officials, planners, landscape architects,
architects, engineers and developers in promoting and developing many projects of
The Living Wall in Canada and the United States.
With extensive experience in the field of urban and regional planning, project management and marketing,
Anthony has made promoting the evolution of sustainability and the greening of our neighbourhoods a priority in his life.
In bringing the concept of "The Living Wall" to North America, he has succeeded in the natural beautification of numerous communities.
Growing up in Ontario, Anthony developed love and respect for the natural environment.
It began in his early days, spending weekends with his father in the forest- a man who taught his son the importance
of maintaining our natural surroundings.Anthony strongly believes that we all should have a little bit of that nature
around us to provide ourselves with that sense of peace that comes with being out in the forest.
Surrounded by nature his entire life, Anthony has made it his personal goal to bring back that sense of serenity into
city living- through The Living Wall.

JosefScholbeck
JOSEF SCHOLBECK, BT, ZM, TUM
Vice President

As co-partner and founder, Josef has extensive experience in engineering, construction and operations that enhances
the competitiveness of the company. With an undergraduate degree in construction engineering and a Master’ s degree in carpentry,
Josef was inspired to formulate this green product. His knowledge of design and passion for the environment has
enabled him to promote and construct "The Living Wall" in Germany and North America.
Josef has been involved with the construction applications of The Living Wall for many years in Canada.
With extensive marketing knowledge and awareness of the need to promote ecological barriers in communities
throughout Germany and Canada, Josef sees their importance for creating sustainable societies today.
Growing up in Germany was great for Josef. Here he witnessed from a young age the successful integration of nature
into urban living. Josef always believed that Canada was about nature and open spaces.
Upon moving to urban Canada with his family and building on his experiences in Germany, Josef foresaw that
The Living Wall would be the product to successfully align nature and the city and bring ecological diversity and
sustainability right into our backyards.

Karl-HeinzFreitag
Karl-Heinz Freitag, BFVS
Vice President

As a co-partner and founder Karl-Heinz owns and manages one of the largest willow plantations in Germany.
He brings years of experience in bioengineering and technology for The Living Wall application. His extensive
experience in the development of ecological sound barriers in Germany is unparalleled.
Karl-Heinz’s expertise is recognized by several German universities where he collaborates on the growing technology
of willow and it’s ecological uses. His knowledge has enabled him to provide services to private and public sector
clients to promote improved quality of life in our urban communities.
Karl-Heinz’ s consistent focus on finding an ecological solution to noise stress has led to the development
of The Living Wall. Growing up on a willow farm as the third generation of willow growers was just a great
experience for Karl-Heinz. He was always surrounded by willows and willow lovers.
Everyone in his family is involved in working with this plant in some way,
so the practice of using willows for fences and sound barriers comes naturally to him.


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