Protect tree pits to boost rainwater infiltration, say US researchers

By preventing passers-by from trampling them, street tree pits protected by guardrails absorbed runoff water much more quickly than trees in unprotected pits, according to new US research.

by Gavin McEwan
Image: Lizzie Adkins, Columbia University
Image: Lizzie Adkins, Columbia University

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