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FOR95: Chapter 6: Restoring the Hydrological Cycle in the Urban Forest Ecosystem

Figure 54. Exotic landscape plants can require more water and chemicals and contribute to urban water pollution. In addition, they can invade and damage natural ecosystems. The Salt Cedar (Tamarix sp.) shown on the right in the above photo (Zion National Park) has invaded much of the Southwest altering hydrology and displacing native plants.