SAND DUNE EROSION CONTROL AT PROVINCETOWN, MASS.

STABILIZATION OF SAND DUNES IS DISCUSSED, SHOWING RESULTS OF METHODS MOST ECONOMICAL AND FEASIBLE FOR THE PROVINCETOWN AREA. MACHINE PLANTING OF BEACHGRASS WITH A SPACING OF 18 BY 36 IN. AND THE USE OF FERTILIZER IS AN EXCELLENT METHOD FOR REVEGETATING DUNES. SEVERAL SPECIES OF GRASSES HAVE BEEN SCREENED FOR DIRECT SEEDING ON DUNE AREAS. PANICUM AMARULUM, TALL FESCUE AND WEEPING LOVEGRASS HAVE PRODUCED SATISFACTORY RESULTS. THE USE OF VARIOUS MULCHES IN GRASS ESTABLISHMENT FOR DIRECT SEEDING HAS BEEN OF LITTLE VALUE. REPAIRING AND REVEGETATING OF DUNES ARE DISCUSSED. SHRUBS AND TREES FOR CLIMAX VEGETATION HAVE BEEN EVALUATED FOR DUNE PLANTINGS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 54-61
  • Monograph Title: Roadside development
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  • Accession Number: 00204580
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 12 1994 12:00AM