Here's a list of select resources compiled by Minnesota LTAP.
Minnesota Noxious Weeds (8.7 MB)
Mowing Smart: A Cost-Saving and Eco-Friendly Policy (69 KB PDF)
This policy, condensed from the 2007 Mn/DOT Maintenance Manual, is intended for use by state, county, and township road maintenance authorities and is endorsed by Mn/DOT and the DNR. The primary emphasis of this policy is to reduce mowing of roadsides to a minimum, which will reduce costs.
Best Practices Handbook on Roadside Vegetation Management (pdf)
Minnesota Local Research Board, Minnesota LTAP, Minnesota Department of Transportation, 2000
This handbook provides guidelines for effective management of roadside vegetation for local agencies, and highlights seven best management practices that were identified through research, surveys, and discussion with industry experts.
Best Practices: Roadside Vegetation Management
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 2009
This guide explores the wide range of concerns associated with roadside vegetation management, including prevention of erosion and sedimentation control and spread of noxious weeds, transportation concerns and efficient use of resources to accomplish management objectives for the right-of-way.
The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan (PDF)
This manual will assist communities and planners to not only select the best trees for their available planting sites, but to use specific principles of street tree design to most effectively create public green spaces, positively affect traffic patterns, and create healthy living spaces.
Emerald Ash Borer
This site provides information on the emerald ash borer (EAB), an exotic beetle that has destroyed tens of millions of trees in the Midwest and eastern United States.
Vegetation Control for Safety: A Guide for Local Highway and Street Maintenance Personnel
Federal Highway Administration, 2008
The purpose of this guide is to help local road agency maintenance workers identify locations where vegetation control is needed to improve traffic and pedestrian safety, to provide guidance for maintenance crews, and to make them aware of safe ways to mow, cut brush and otherwise control roadside vegetation.
These select websites, compiled by Minnesota LTAP, can help you find more information on this topic.
- PlantSelector tool from MnDOT
- Minnesota Local Road Research Board (Please go to the LRRB website and use the search tool to find resources about this topic.)
- MnDOT Roadside Vegetation Management
- MnDOT Living Snow Fences
These pre-constructed searches can help you find current resources on this topic.
The Minnesota LTAP Librarian can help you find and obtain LTAP and CTS publications and research, as well as transportation-related materials from other libraries and databases.
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