Since 2011 it is possible for individuals in Vienna to take over the planting and maintenance of tree grates, based on the project "Gardening around the Corner". Within the framework of this thesis a tailor-made concept for planting tree grates in the inner city of Vienna was created by the "Interest Group for Merchants of the Servite Quarter" as part of a beautification campaign. The compiled results provide a basis far in excess of previous data for the planting of these areas. The general principles for an easy-care and appropriate planting plan were developed through research. In addition, representatives of the "Gardens of Vienna" (MA 42) were interviewed. With the help of an inventory analysis and conceptive decisions the planting plans for sunny, semi-shaded and shaded areas were developed. The existing urban space is limited and cannot be changed. By planting this walkable area it will be reduced further. On the other hand, plants produce a more tangible habitat by their versatile functional traits. The design concept of "city/tree-habitat" was developed based on the paradoxical habitat benefits of surface sampling. An additional ecological benefit of the planting is the integration of beneficial species by providing insect hotels and rose balls. These combined with an information board are to be integrated into the tree grate. For additional greenery the planting plans for this area have also been adapted for container planting. Planting in the Servite Quarter will begin in the autumn of 2015.