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Trees for Green Streets, An Illustrated Guide
Title: Trees for Green Streets, An Illustrated Guide

ISBN: 0966247353

From Metro: Street trees perform many functions and provide many benefits to urban residents, including calming traffic, improving air quality and conserving energy. Trees for Green Streets: An Illustrated Guide explains how to use street trees as a stormwater management tool. This new resource is intended to be used with an updated Creating Livable Streets: Street Design Guidelines for 2040 and a new book, Green Streets: Innovative Solutions for Stormwater and Stream Crossings. Street trees perform a variety of functions that help reduce the amount and rate of stormwater runoff entering the piped stormwater system. Trees absorb water through their leaves, branches and roots. Trees planted in biofiltration swales slow down water flow even more by allowing water to infiltrate into the soil. While all street trees perform these functions, particular species may perform them better than others depending on characteristics. This little book will help you make those choices. Appropriate tree species are illustrated in the book, along with a description of major characteristics and advantages and disadvantages of each tree. The street tree guide focuses on the Portland, Ore., region but tree suggestions apply to any West Coast temperate climate from Vancouver, B.C., to Northern California.
64 pages, $9.95 spiral binding, Metro (6/02)

Author: Metro
Publisher: Metro
Categories: Green Building, Landscape, Urban Design, Green Building and Design, Landscape Plant Types,

Our Price: $13.95
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