Urban land development frequently destroys soil structure and removes organic matter, limiting tree growth. Soil rehabilitation has potential to improve soil quality but the long-term effectiveness and consequences for tree growth are poorly documented. We evaluated growth, canopy development, and physiological response of five tree species over six years to soil rehabilitation in an experimental site pre-treated to replicate typical land development. A corollary experiment evaluated growth and establishment of three additional species one year after rehabilitation in highly urbanized sites in Arlington County, Virginia. –(2016) by Rachel M. Laymana, Susan D. Day , David K. Mitchell , Yujuan Chenc, J. Roger Harrisa, and W.L. Daniels in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening Volume 16, 2016, Pages 25–35.
NewTerrain March 2, 2016.