UC to Study the Fate of Street Trees Grown in Increasingly Popular Bioswales

To keep pollution out of the ocean and natural creeks, California city planners are building bioswales, shallow roadside basins designed to hold water as it slowly percolates into the soil can be delivered to waste water treatment plants. The UCANR California Institute for Water Resources this month announced a $25,000 grant to fund the performance of trees in bioswales and their potential damage to facilities from repeated removal and replanting. Data collection for the project will begin this month. 

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