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Pacific Southwest Research Station

 

Pacific Southwest Research Station
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Albany, CA 94710-0011

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Urban Ecosystems and Social Dynamics

Urban Ecosystems and Processes

Controlling Rooting Depth of Transplanted Trees

Summary

Measurement of the reduction of surface roots when trees are planted with root barriers and an evaluation of the effectiveness of different types of root barriers.


Years of Research:  1993-1998

Funded by:  International Society of Arboriculture Research Trust

Cooperators:  Solano Community College, DeepRoot Partners, LP, Bumble Bee Products, Inc., Vespro, Inc.

Products / Publications:

  1. Peper, P.J. and P.A. Barker. 1993. A buyer's guide to root barriers. In: Watson, G. and D. Neely. The landscape below ground; proceedings of an international workshop on tree root development in urban soils; 1993 September 30-October 1. Savoy, IL: International Society of Arboriculture :186-193 - View Document [392.74 KB]

  2. Barker, P.A. 1995. Managed development of tree roots I: ultra-deep rootball and root barrier effects on European Hackberry. Journal of Arboriculture. 21(4) :202-208 - View Document [1.28 MB]

  3. Barker, P.A. 1995. Managed development of tree roots II: ultra-deep rootball and root barrier effects on Southwestern Black Cherry. Journal of Arboriculture. 21(5) :251-259 - View Document [867.74 KB]

  4. Peper, P.J. and S. Mori. 1999. Root barrier and extension effects on Chinese Hackberry. Journal of Arboriculture. 25(1) :1-8 - View Document [65.29 KB]

  5. Barker, P.A. and P.J. Peper. 1995. Strategies to prevent damage to sidewalks by tree roots. Arboricultural Journal. 19 :295-309 - View Document [1004.59 KB]

  6. Peper, P.J. and E.G. McPherson. 1997. Street trees and urban infrastructure: getting at the root of the problem. Arborist News. 6(2) :34-35 - View Document [499.07 KB]

  7. McPherson, E.G. and J. Lichter. 1998. Synopsis of tree root response to circling root barriers. Western Arborist. 25 :40-41 - View Document [263.89 KB]

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