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Buffer strip suitable to sustain trees

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buffer strip can sustain trees

The fifteen foot wide buffer strip at the edge of the parking lot above is more suitable for tree growth than in many designs. It will allow for root flare expansion and provide open soil for good root growth for a decade or two.

Roots can share soil in the long strip of open soil space. One key to success in this design will be to prevent compaction by keeping pedestrians off the soil and mulch in the strip.