General Applicability

Advantages/Disadvantages

Seeding
(Mixed Species)

Container
Bare Root

Live Staking

Contour
Wattling

Brush
Layering

Rainfall Erosion: Foliage intercepts raindrops

Runoff Erosion Control: Roots bind surface soil particles

Runoff Erosion Control: Plants filter soil particles from runoff

   

Wind Erosion Control: Plants reduce wind exposure

Frost Action Erosion Control: Roots restrain soil movement

Immediate Erosion Control/Slope Stabilization

       

Slope Stabilization: Reinforce soil & resist shallow seated landsliding

 

Slope Stabilization: Plants help dewater slope

 

Slope Stabilization: Resistance to deep seated landsliding

         

Low initial maintenance

       

Low long term maintenance

Low impact construction

 

Relative low cost construction

Plants combine with other structural features

Aesthetic/wildlife benefits

 

Plants prevent slope undercutting by waves

         

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