Public transportation environments in urban areas could look more attractive and function more efficiently by careful attention to ecological and horticultural factors. Various landscapes are introduced in which highly reliable, all-season plants would be a prime contributor to the design. The manual can strengthen citizen support and stimulate local action aimed at "greening up" urban environments. Judgments on the suitability of specific plants in specific environments are based on ecological adaptability, taking into account such factors as climate, the plant's ability to resist pollution, and the amount of care required to maintain the specific plant. Besides an analysis of national zones and alphabetical lists of plants according to scientific and common names, specific applications are discussed in relation to bus stops, suburban terminals, and downtown stations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Horticultural Society

    2401 Calvert Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20008
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00052073
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1981 12:00AM