The Potential Role of Urban Forests in Removing Nutrients from Stormwater

The Potential Role of Urban Forests in Removing Nutrients from Stormwater

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Denman, E. C., May, P. B., Moore, G. M. The Potential Role of Urban Forests in Removing Nutrients from Stormwater. Journal of Environmental Quality. Volume 45, Number 1.Pages 207-214

nutrients, pollutant, Pollution Prevention, runoff, urban, water quality, Stormwater, Vegetation, Filter, Nitrogen, Phosphorus

https://dl.sciencesocieties.org/publications/jeq/abstracts/45/1/207

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