En EspaÑol
Share

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants

Mr. Smarty Plants - Jurisdiction regarding roadsides

Ask Mr. Smarty Plants is a free service provided by the staff and volunteers at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Search Smarty Plants
    
 
See a list of all Smarty Plants questions
Can't find the answer in our existing FAQs, submit a question to Mr. Smarty Plants.

Need help with plant identification, visit the plant identification page.
 
rate this answer
Not Yet Rated

Friday - January 31, 2003

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Managing Roadsides
Title: Jurisdiction regarding roadsides
Answered by: Stephen Brueggerhoff

QUESTION:

Who has jurisdiction regarding the seeding of wildflowers along Texas interstates?

ANSWER:

The Texas Department of Transportation has programs designed for seasonal seeding along Texas interstates. You can view their programs on-line from their website, or call their general info line (Austin, TX) at: (512) 832-7000.
 

More Managing Roadsides Questions

Managing Roadsides
March 20, 2004 - I’d like to plant some wildflowers along the roadside. What do I need to do?
view the full question and answer

Roadside plants as absorbers of carbon dioxide
February 13, 2007 - If plants absorb carbon dioxide why aren't they on a list of things to do to combat Global Warming? If we had more plants on the sides of our roads and highways would it help?
view the full question and answer

Wildflower programs on our highways
November 17, 2008 - Do you have any statistics about the wildflower program on our highways? We are wanting information about economic savings by not mowing so much, or pollution reduction by not mowing. Any help would...
view the full question and answer

Native plants for roadside in Gallatin TN
February 19, 2012 - What native plant would you suggest that we try to establish on 100 feet of road frontage which gets full afternoon sun? The soil is mostly clay, and it's on a rather sleep hill about 10 feet high. ...
view the full question and answer

Do any laws prohibit killing roadside wildflowers?
April 09, 2013 - Is there any law or regulation at the state level that prohibits, or at least discourages, mowing or spraying herbicide on the highway roadsides before the wildflowers have set seeds or did we lose th...
view the full question and answer

Smarty Plants's Facebook profile Support the Wildflower Center by Donating Online or Becoming a Member today.

Mr. Smarty Plants wants you to be his Facebook friend. Click the Facebook icon to add yourself to Mr. Smarty Plants list of friends.
E-NEWSLETTER | BECOME A MEMBER | DONATE NOW | MEDIA | SITEMAP
© 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center