The Effect of Grass on Trees – August 2019: Part 5

We’re continuing with our series on the effects of grass on trees: Most of us only associate clean air with trees. Grass also cleans our air and is often overlooked. If you’re looking for guidance on how your lawn might be affecting your trees, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Many environmental functions are related to leaf-surface area (e.g., reductions in air temperature, air pollution removal, volatile organic emissions, carbon dioxide sequestration)…”

The greater the leaf area of the trees and grasses, generally, the greater will be the environmental benefits and the greater will be the amount of water required to sustain healthy growth of that plant.

It is also important to note that much of the water needed for healthy urban tree growth originates from irrigation of grass or other plant material. The inference is that the benefits provided by shade trees have little water cost since the plant material under the trees is considered to be the sole consumer of the irrigation water. This is incorrect since the removal of grass or other plant material will require separate
irrigation cycles to maintain healthy shade trees.

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