ROADSIDE VEGETATIVE COVER FOR CRITICAL AND ERODED AREAS
Studies were made on the establishment of shrubs and trees on highway roadsides from container-grown and bare-root plants, root cuttings, and from seed, broadcast or spot seeded, under wood chips or with grasses as mulch material. Various aspects of establishing herbaceous plants were investigated. Methods of growing woody plants for setting on roadsides at any time during the growing season instead of at the usual spring or fall planting times were studied. Several growth retardants and two soil sterilants were tested for suppression of vegetative growth.
- Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research and Materials Div.
University of Massachusetts, AmherstDepartment of Plant and Soil Sciences, French Hall
Amherst, MA United States 01003
Massachusetts Department of Public WorksResearch and Materials Section, 99 Worcester Street
Wellesley Hills, MA United States 02181
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Zak, J M
- Troll, J
- Havis, J R
- Carrow, R N
- Mosler, S H
- Publication Date: 1976-10
- Pagination: 137 p.
- TRT Terms: Chippings; Containers; Cutting; Erosion control; Grasses; Highways; Maintenance; Mulches; Nitrogen; Pipe; Plants; Retarders (Chemistry); Roadside; Roots; Seeds; Shrubs; Soil sterilants; Soils; Trees; Urban growth; Vegetation; Wood chips; Wood waste
- Geographic Terms: Massachusetts
- Old TRIS Terms: Chips; Growth regulators; Plant cover; Plant genetics; Roots (Plants); Soil fertility; Sterilization
- Subject Areas: Design; Environment; Geotechnology; Highways; Maintenance and Preservation;
- Accession Number: 00151860
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: Roadside Dev. 46 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM