Transpiration and Root Development of Urban Trees in Structural Soil Stormwater Reservoirs

Transpiration and Root Development of Urban Trees in Structural Soil Stormwater Reservoirs

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Bartens, J., Day, S., Harris, J.R., Wynn, T., Dove, J. 2009. Transpiration and Root Development of Urban Trees in Structural Soil Stormwater Reservoirs. Environmental Management. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, New York, NY. Volume 44, Issue 4. Pages 646-657
urban, Soil, Infiltration, Trees
In this study, two trees were grown in structural soil mixes and were subject to three simulated infiltration rates for two growing seasons. Reduced infiltration rates were correlated with lower transpiration rates. The study found that larger trees can take up more total water than smaller trees with higher transpiration rates.

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