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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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West Annex Building
Albany, CA 94710-0011

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Tree Roots and Sidewalk Damage

Summary

We have millions of trees along our streets, in parks and backyards, providing many environmental, social, and economic benefits. However, as you are well aware, trees and hardscape are often not compatible. When damage occurs to sidewalks, curbs, driveways or patios, people often forget all the benefits they provide and only focus on what it will cost to fix the damage.


Years of Research:  2003

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Products / Publications:

  1. Dodge, L., Geiger, J.R. 2003. Tree Roots and Sidewalk Damage. Western Arborist. 29 (3): 28-29 - View Document [216.49 KB]

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