Dense plantings may help block noise

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by Daniel Fink, MD, Chair, The Quiet Coalition

This report from Discover discusses how plants can help absorb, diffuse, or block noise, especially road traffic noise.

I didn’t know that noise actually makes leaves tremble, transforming sound energy into mechanical energy, and thereby dissipating it.

To reall make a difference, the plantings have to be both tall and dense. But when it comes to noise, every little bit helps.

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