REPORT OF SUBCOMMITTEE ON PLANT ECOLOGY: THE SELECTION AND USE OF GROUND COVERS ON HIGHWAY AREAS

THIS IS AN INITIAL REPORT BASED ON THE EXPERIENCE OF THE STATE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENTS IN THE NORTHEAST AND MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES IN THE USE OF LOW GROWING NATIVE SHRUBS, VINES, AND GRASSES AS A PROTECTIVE COVER FOR SLOPES, INTERSECTION ISLANDS, CENTRAL STRIPS OF DIVIDED HIGHWAYS, AND OTHER AREAS OF BARE SOIL. THE METHODS LISTED WILL APPLY IN PRINCIPLE WHEREVER SOD OR MAT-FORMING VEGETATION CAN BE ESTABLISHED WITHOUT INTENSIVE MAINTENANCE. THE SPECIES OF PLANTS LISTED SHOULD OF COURSE BE USED ONLY WITHIN THEIR NATURAL RANGES OR IN LOCALITIES WHERE THEY HAVE BEEN NATURALIZED OVER A PERIOD OF MANY YEARS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, pp 248-266, 8 FIG, 5 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Gordon, G B
  • Publication Date: 1940

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 5-8, 1939
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204831
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 3 1971 12:00AM