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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., and Massachusetts Dept. of Public Works, Wellesley Hills. Research and Materials Div.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, French Hall
    Amherst, MA  USA  01003

    Massachusetts Department of Public Works

    Research and Materials Section, 99 Worcester Street
    Wellesley Hills, MA  USA  02181

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zak, J M
    • Troll, J
    • Havis, J R
    • Carrow, R N
    • Mosler, S H
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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