Development of a Green Infrastructure Technology that Links Trees and Engineered Soils to Minimize Runoff from Pavement (04-DG-11083150-380)
Trees and structural soil in an innovative application that will minimize runoff.
Degradation of our waterways by urban runoff is a national concern. We propose to develop a green infrastructure that uses trees and structural soil, a new technology that permits root growth under pavement, in an innovative application that will minimize runoff. Unlike other plant-based systems, ours does not require additional space and can be implemented in ordinary situations. We will evaluate the impact of our system on runoff reduction, present results to allow engineers and developers to implement this technology, provide data to advance storm water management calculations, and improve public awareness of the contribution of trees to water quality.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University/Dept. of Forestry
228 Cheatham Hall
Mail Code 0324
Blacksburg, VA 24061
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