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Using ground penetrating radar to locate and categorise tree roots under urban pavements

Abstract Street trees are commonly associated with pavement cracking and lifting, resulting in costly repair of the pavement and/or removal of the affected tree/s. This study used Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) to evaluate the effectiveness of three different prototype permeable pavement designs in reducing pavement damage caused by street tree roots (Melaleuca quinquenervia). Initial tests conducted in a …

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Urban tree planting to maintain outdoor thermal comfort under climate change: The case of Vancouver’s local climate zones

Highlights Radiant heat exposure of six local climate zones is modelled for a hot summer day. Days with Tmrt above 65 °C to increase three-to five-fold in Vancouver by 2100. Mean radiant temperature is reduced by added street trees under RCP 4.5 scenario. Abstract Spatiotemporal variation of mean radiant temperature (Tmrt), a major driver of outdoor human thermal comfort, …

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