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Denman, E. C., P. B. May, and G. M. Moore. 2016. The Potential Role of Urban Forests in Removing Nutrients from Stormwater. J. Environ. Qual. 45:207-214. doi:10.2134/jeq2015.01.0047
nutrients, pollutant, Pollution Prevention, runoff, urban, water quality, Stormwater, Vegetation, Filter, Nitrogen, Phosphorus
Biofiltration systems can improve stormwater quality by treating runoff; in highly urban areas, trees are a more suitable vegetation than the herbaceous species typically used in biofilters. The purpose of this experiment was to assess potential species-related differences in biofiltration systems of four street tree species.