Year Published: 2017

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 …

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

Trees in urban parks and forests reduce O3, but not NO2 concentrations in Baltimore, MD, USA

Highlights Empirical evidence of urban trees improving air quality at local level is scarce. We studied the impact of urban trees on NO2 and O3 levels in Baltimore, MD, USA. O3 levels were significantly lower in tree-covered than in adjacent open habitats. NO2 levels did not differ significantly between tree-covered and open habitats. Higher temperatures resulted in higher NO2 and …

Trees in urban parks and forests reduce O3, but not NO2 concentrations in Baltimore, MD, USA Read More »

Scroll to Top