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Title: Strategies to prevent damage to sidewalks by tree roots

Authors: Barker, P.A.; Peper, P.J.

Date: 1995

Source Arboricultural Journal. 19: 295-309.

Abstract: Several types of root barriers tested in field experiments in northern California inhibited development of shallow tree roots. The need for an improved barrier design to prevent development ofpotentially harmful circling roots inside a barrier was indicated. The performances of various currently marketed root barriers with internal vertical ribs were compared to augment product descriptions by their manufacturers.


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    Barker, P.A.; Peper, P.J. 1995. Strategies to prevent damage to sidewalks by tree roots. Arboricultural Journal. 19: 295-309.
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