Live Stakes, Fascines & Brushlayers
Live stakes are cut sections of woody plants that are placed in a slope
Live stakes are tip cuttings derived from wetland tree species. Live stakes are blunt cut to drive in edges of ponds, lakes or areas of wetlands. Live stakes develop a strong and stable root system and eventually produce large trees. They work well in muddy areas where trees with roots cannot be planted.
Planting live stakes is a great way to control erosion. The live stakes are cut from a hardy species which will take root easily in the soil. The roots will help to stabilize the sloped soil as the live stakes grow into shrubby bushes.Planting live stakes is done in a number of areas to prevent erosion. One of the areas that live stakes are most often used is in stream banks. Stream banks very quickly erode due to the moving water and the wetness of the soil.
Live stakes slow down this erosion process in stream banks significantly, bringing stability to the stream bank that wasn’t possible before. Live stakes are also great for hillside property that suffers erosion due to gravity. They are also useful in areas with high precipitation that suffer a lot of erosion due to runoff. The best times for placing live stakes are in the fall and spring. These are the best times to plant them to ensure that the cuttings will root well. If live stakes are planted in the summer or winter, they will be unlikely to take root.Planting live stakes is a great way to control erosion with a natural method. It is a method that is inexpensive and highly effective. Anyone experiencing problems with erosion should give live stakes a try.
Fascines Are Perfect For Stream Bank Restoration For Soil Retention
Fascines are branches from wetland trees and shrubs which are bundled together to secure sediment plus stop soil erosion. When placed horizontally stream-banks helps to stabilize and slow down water to stop soil erosion. Fascines are bundles together and layed in trenches then stakes down. They will grow roots and stabilize the soil.
Brush layers are live tree branches placed in a small trench in contours of a stream-bank in between layers of existing soil.
These are used to complete a stream bank restoration.