Texas DOT embraces sustainable roadsides

02/24/2009 | Tribune Newspapers (Texas)

The Texas Department of Transportation has implemented a sustainable-landscaping plan for 29,000 acres of land alongside Houston-area roadways. "One of our main goals with the new landscaping was to eliminate mowing on the right-of-ways," said Dana Cote, DOT landscape architect. The Green Ribbon project has planted more than 1 million trees and 7 billion wildflower seeds since 1999.

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