Removing pollution with plants in Filterra Bioretention Systems.
One means of de-polluting our soils, air, and water is through the use of living organisms, or bioremediation. If the bioremediation process uses plants to contain, degrade, eliminate, or accumulate these pollutants is called phytoremediation. Trees and shrubs in the landscape were evaluated using Filterra, a stormwater management system. (2010) Podcast for the Science of Arboriculture by Dr. Bonnie Appleton, Virginia Tech, and Mindy Ruby, Filterra Bioretention Systems.
Ruby, M. and Appleton, B. (2010) Using Landscape Plants for Phytoremediation. Low Impact Development Conference Proceedings 2010: pp. 323-332.