WOODCHIP MULCH AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR EROSION CONTROL

Mulching with woodchips and planting with various species of small seedlings to prevent erosion and beautify the roadside are promoted by this state highway landscape supervisor. Use of woodchips will help landscape architects and engineers and the prime contractor comply with modern sedimentation regulations and also help comply with the no-burning regulations that are or will be applicable to most all of the states within the near future. Spreading of woodchips on slopes or roadsides is a simple, easily-accomplished procedure. They need not be compacted, will move slightly to settle at the right depth and will stay in their original density for approximately five years. The writer estimates that procedures indicated for supplying and applying woodchips will cut more than a million and a half dollars a year from the maintenance budget. /HRIS/

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Shade Tree Conference

    P.O. Box 71
    Urbana, IL  United States  61801
  • Authors:
    • Beasley, J L
  • Publication Date: 1974-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 64-9
  • Serial:
    • Arborist's News
    • Volume: 39
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: International Shade Tree Conference

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262903
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 12 1974 12:00AM