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Using CU-Structural Soil™ in the Urban Environment

Nina Bassuk, Jason Grabosky, Peter Trowbridge


Urban Horticulture Institute, Cornell University

Studies show that highly compacted soils, restrict the growth of larger trees. Preparing a better environment for the root systems can help the vegetation along streets flourish and facilitate tree health. The research develops a new composition for structural soil that would allow the roots to penetrate through the pores and isn't highly compacted

Tags: soil, streetscape, planning, urban trees

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