1.22 Vegetation for Bank Erosion Control

1.22

Herbaceous plants with fibrous root systems are better for protecting banks from surface erosion. Woody species with deeper roots will be better at increasing soil cohesion and reducing mass slope failure. Select woody species that resprout from roots or from broken branches. The best approach is often a combination of plant types.

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