January 07, 2019 11:08 AM
The Minnesota Twins have announced plans to install a "living wall" system at Target Field in time for next season.
The 2,280-square-foot system, which a release from the team said will be among the largest in the continental U.S., will incorporate around 5,700 sea green juniper plants, "individually installed and secured in a tiered, multiple-tray system attached to the existing batter's eye wall structure."
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The design is meant to "enhance the aesthetics of the center field hitter's backdrop, without compromising playability."
The release said the living wall will be self-irrigated via a rainwater recycle system. The junipers will be installed each March and removed at the end of each season. They will be stored at a local nursery during the winter months.
Manufactured by Green Living Technologies, International of Rochester, New York, the system will be installed by Boston-based CityScapes.
Installation is scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 21. The plan is to have work completed by the 2019 season-opener.
Updated: January 07, 2019 11:08 AM
Created: January 07, 2019 10:31 AM
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