Utah State University Extension
This factsheet describes a project undertaken by USU Forestry Extension and the City of Logan, Utah, to replace damaged sidewalks with flexible sidewalk panels made from 100% recycled plastic. These tiles allowed trees and most tree roots to remain intact. We explain the project methods, as well as the pros and cons of undertaking such a project. These materials and methods have the potential to change sidewalk and urban tree management practices.
Dettenmaier, Megan and Kuhns, Mike R., "Tree/Sidewalk Conflicts: One Way to Save Trees" (2016). All Current Publications. Paper 807.