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Name:  Joanne
Status:   other
Age:   50s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  


Question:
We are an over-55 community located off of a major highway (I-80) about 25 miles south of Chicago. We have a weed covered berm that is about 15 ft high running along I-80 between our buildings and the highway. We are investigating ways to make the berm more attractive. Some suggestions have included planting ground cover and trees. Can you recommend vegetation that is controllable and attractive?

Recommend native vegetation. Perennial flowers, shrubs, and trees.

The following may be helpful.
http://www.epa.gov/greenacres/

Check with your local agricultural extension service for specific plants recommended for your area.

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.


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