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A Modesto, California study found that asphalt on streets shaded by large canopy trees lasts longer than asphalt on unshaded streets, reducing maintenance costs by 60% over 30 years.

McPherson, E. Gregory, and Jules Muchnick. Effects of Street Tree Shade on Asphalt Concrete Pavement PerformanceJournal of Arboriculture 31, no. 6 (2005): 303-310.


Operations & maintenance savings, Trees

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