Impervious surfaces are hard on urban trees, but how much is too much?

cropped-cropped-dsc_0416.jpgImpervious surfaces in the form of roads, parking lots, and buildings can make things warmer, drier, and all-around more stressful for trees planted in them. It can also increase insect pest abundance.

My colleagues and I recently published a paper about how to mitigate the effects of these stressful urban conditions on trees. Below is a link to a blog post written by my collaborator, Steve Frank, at NC State University.

http://ecoipm.org/2016/05/17/impervious-surface-cover-is-bad-for-trees-how-much-is-too-much/

To learn more, read the paper here or visit the extension page to find short documents that summarize our results.

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