The effect of street trees and amenity grass on urban surface water runoff in Manchester, UK

The effect of street trees and amenity grass on urban surface water runoff in Manchester, UK

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Armson, D., Stringer, P., Ennos, A.R. 2013. The effect of street trees and amenity grass on urban surface water runoff in Manchester, UK. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Elsevier, New York, NY. Volume 12, Issue 3. Pages 282-286
runoff, surface water, urban, Trees
A study was performed to asses the impact of trees on urban surface water runoff. It was found that, while grass almost totally eliminated surface runoff, trees and their associated tree pits, reduced runoff from asphalt by as much as 62%.

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