DEVELOPMENT OF DWARF GROUND COVER FOR EROSION CONTROL IN COLORADO

COLORADO'S ARID REGIONS AND MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN CREATE THE NEED FOR A UNIQUE GROUND COVER ALONG ITS HIGHWAY SYSTEM TO PREVENT EROSION, ENHANCE THE BEAUTY OF ROADSIDE AREAS, AND REDUCE HAZARDS TO THE MOTORING PUBLIC. THIS REPORT SUMMARIZES A LIMITED INVESTIGATION INTO THE POSSIBILITIES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A PERENNIAL, DWARF GROUND COVER THAT WOULD GROW AT NEARLY EVERY ELEVATION IN COLORADO. SUCH A PLANT WOULD RESEED ITSELF, REQUIRE NO FERTILIZATION, AND REQUIRE LITTLE OR NO MOWING. MAINTENANCE COSTS WOULD BE REDUCED TO A MINIMUM. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contract No 1485
  • Corporate Authors:

    Colorado Department of Highways

    Planning and Research Division, 4201 East Arkansas Avenue
    Denver, CO  USA  80222
  • Authors:
    • Atchison, H E
    • Pyne, G C
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Colorado Department of Highways
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM