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Trees grow with, and adjust to, large lateral and vertical loads caused by wind and gravity. Storms with strong winds and ice can push trees beyond their ability to reconfigure or fall back to reduce drag.
Historic urban grasslands include greenspaces of historic value designed for passive and active recreation in the human built environment.
Permeable pavements rapidly drain surface water through its joint spaces and therefore has the potential to prevent ice from forming on its surface during winter conditions.
Solid waste educational materials produced by CWMI are available to help people make informed decisions about managing wastes.
In response to drought conditions, urban population growth, and dwindling water supplies in Utah, Utah State University (USU) Extension implemented a study using soil moisture meters.
The effects of urban development write a profound signature on the landscape. Soils are inevitably compacted and regraded or paved over.
While green stormwater infrastructure increases in popularity, we are still learning about the role of trees in these innovative practices.
Understanding carbon footprint (CF) terminology and the science underlying its determination is important to minimizing the negative impacts of new product development and assessing positive or negative cradle-to-grave lifecycle impacts.
As the pace of urban development increases, urban green spaces, and urban trees in particular, come in direct conflict with bulldozers and backhoes.
The Center for Watershed Protection reviewed a total of 159 publications to evaluate the research questions defined in the scope of this project:
1. What is the effectiveness of urban tree planting on reducing runoff, nutrient and sediment?