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Riparian zone restoration: field requirements and nursery opportunities

Abstract:

Riparian corridors can often be classified into 4 distinct zones (toe, bank, overbank, and transitional) wherein specific plants are adapted and should be planted. Nursery managers can grow a variety of species in a multitude of different stock types for planting in those zones. Bioengineering treatments are often necessary to physically stabilize streambanks before plants can be established. Four common bioengineering treatments (brush mattress, wattle, vertical bundle, poles) require specialty plant
materials not generally grown in nurseries. Stooling beds of source-identified plants can yield these cuttings for an expanding bioengineering market.

Issue & Pages:

Spring 2001 Pages: 30-35

Article Download:

2-1NPJ30-35.pdf (PDF document)

Authors:

  • J Chris Hoag
  • Thomas D Landis

Keywords:

Bioengineering, cuttings, revegetation, plant nurseries, stream-bank, restoration

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