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

Description: 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.

  • Date Published: July, 1976
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 14.2
  • Last Modified: January 26, 2008
  • Author: Russell N. Rosenthal.
  • Originator: Washington (State). Dept. of Highways. Highway Development Directorate.
  • # of Pages: 32 p., 1,474 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Accident exposure, Environment, Erosion control, Grasses, Ground cover, Landscape maintenance, Plants, Roadside flora, Roadside improvement, Soils, Temperature, Texture.
  • Keywords: Landscape plant establishment, soil temperature, soil moisture, exposure, soil type, plant survival.
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This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008