Vegetative Cover for Highway Rights-Of-Way: Final Report (1970-1976)

A six-year study of landscape plant establishment of roadsides as affected by a number of environmental conditions was initiated in April, 1970. The relationships between plant survival and soil texture, soil temperature, soil moisture, and exposure were evaluated. The affect of exposure on percent ground coverage of various grass species used in erosion control was also evaluated.

Publication Date: 
Thursday, July 1, 1976
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 014.2
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
Authors: 
Russell N. Rosenthal.
Originator: 
Washington (State). Dept. of Highways. Highway Development Directorate.
Number of Pages: 
32
Subject: 
Accident exposure, Environment, Erosion control, Grasses, Ground cover, Landscape maintenance, Plants, Roadside flora, Roadside improvement, Soils, Temperature, Texture.