Tower Road Bioswale

Sustainable Landscapes Trail

Tower Road Bioswale

Ithaca, New York 14850, United States

Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens


A bioswale is basically a trench filled with porous materials and vegetation to reduce runoff and increase groundwater recharge. The Tower Road bioswale captures runoff from the road and sidewalk and filters it through diverse plant beds. Five different plant groupings were planted to test their suitability to these difficult growing conditions.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sustainable Landscapes Trail


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