Vegetalization test

Investigation into the colonisation of pavement surfaces managed without weeding

Vegetalization test zones unweeded
  • Preliminary findings of the study performed by Nantes Botanical Garden
  • Philippe FERARD – Nantes Botanical Garden - Translated by Aurélien Petitgas
  • With the idea of reducing the use of chemical weedkillers in the city of Nantes and its suburbs, test zones have been set up that will be left unweeded, in particular on the city’s pavements.
    In order to adapt current upkeep practices, Nantes Botanic Garden has been studying the colonization of weeds on these surfaces.