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Arboriculture & Urban Forestry Online
Volume 39, Issue 3 — May 2013

Urban Trees and Water: An Overview of Studies on Irrigation Needs in the Western United States and a Discussion Regarding Future Research    (View PDF)

Laurence Costello

Abstract: A review of the literature concerning water needs and water loss from landscape plants is presented. Studies conducted in the field, using lysimeters, and in containers are summarized and discussed. In some studies, crop coefficients or water use coefficients are included. A discussion of the variability found in research methods and the need for a standardized protocol for tree water needs studies is presented.

Keywords: Crop Coefficients; Irrigation; Lysimeter; Plant Water Loss; Reference Evapotranspiration; Tree Water Needs; Urban Trees; Water Conservation.

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