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Friday, June 08, 2012

Md. Planting 120,000 Trees to Filter Highway Runoff

Maryland highway officials are planting thousands of trees statewide to help filter stormwater that runs off roads and pollutes waterways.

The State Highway Administration is planting nearly 120,000 trees on 480 acres along interchanges and grassy areas where they won't hinder visibility. The trees are being planted in the counties of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's.



Anonymous said...

Waste of money. Studies have proven time and again that perennial grasses are the best filters for sediment and runoff. Trees may pull subsurface water out of the ground but they have little, if any, effect in reducing runoff.

Anonymous said...

Trees cost more money to buy. If someone dug deep enough probably find a connection between the supplier and the governor and/or some legislators.