SPECIES RECOMMENDED FOR HIGHWAY PLANTINGS SELECTED FROM A NATURAL VEGETATION SURVEY IN THE PANHANDLE OF NEBRASKA

A NATURAL FLORA SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED IN WESTERN NEBRASKA FROM WHICH SELECTED SPECIES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR PROPAGATION ON THE HIGHWAY RIGHT-OF-WAYS. ONLY SPECIES FOUND TO BE SUCCESSFULLY SELF-SUSTAINING IN THE SEMI-ARID PORTION OF THE REGION ARE DESCRIBED. INCLUDED ARE TREES, SHRUBS, AND ESPECIALLY THE SUMMER FLOWERING FORBS. THE RECOMMENDED SPECIES ARE PREDOMINANTLY PERENNIALS, WITH BUT A FEW SELF-SEEDING ANNUALS. PERTINENT ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ON HABITAT AND LOCATION IS FURNISHED FOR THE SELECTIONS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE ADAPTABILITY OF THE CHOSEN PLANTS IS SUFFICIENTYL FLEXIBLE THAT MOST WOULD SUCCEED IN SIMILAR REGIONS WELL BEYOUND THE AREA SURVEYED. THE REPORT INCLUDES A DESCRIPTION OF THE SURVEY REGION, DISTRIBUTION MAPS OF THE RECOMMENDED SPECIES, AND COLORED PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE PRINCIPAL CHOICES. SPECIES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA HERBARIUM. /NTIS/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Nebraska, Lincoln

    Department of Horticulture and Forestry
    Lincoln, NE  United States  68508
  • Authors:
    • Mcgowan, J M
    • Salac, S S
  • Publication Date: 1973-6-19

Media Info

  • Pagination: 61 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204659
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Interim
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1974 12:00AM