Structural Soils – Some Technical Aspects

Structural soils, some technical aspects:

For street trees, or other trees in hard surfaced areas, the major conflict is the maximisation of soil volume for tree rooting, whilst also providing a stable base onto which roads and pavements can be laid. In asphalted paving, the relatively high aeration and moisture content of the soil directly beneath the pavement attracts roots and accelerates pavement damage by heaving (Kopinga, 1994).

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