THE MAINTENANCE OF VEGETATION ON ROADSIDES AND SLOPES

HET ONDERHOUD VAN BEGROEIING OP WEGBERMEN EN TALUDS

The working committee "roadside vegetation and erosion control" considers the biological and landscape values of this vegetation to be guiding principles not only in building new roadsides and slopes, but also in the upkeep of vegetation already present. In the second chapter of this report these values are therefore discussed in fair detail, special attention being paid to the biology. The third chapter gives a detailed description of how the roadside vegetation should adorn and be adjusted to the surrounding landscape, the soil type, the position with respect to the sun and some other factors. The occurrence of rare species or associations of plants or animals on roadsides or slopes is specially mentioned together with the necessity of taking these into account during the upkeep. The fourth and most comprehensive chapter deals with the practical upkeep of roadside vegetation. Subsequently, the following subjects are treated: the use of herbicides; the cutting frequency and the time of cutting also in relation to the growth of the plants; results of studies on changed upkeep methods; carrying out the preparations, how they should be planned and the most suitable equipment; the effect of weather conditions on the vegetation; transport or otherwise of the cut material and related problems. Finally, the advisability is discussed of fertilizer application to this vegetations and the pros and cons of additional sowing of herbs and heather in vegetation already present. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stichting Studie Centrum Wegnebouw

    Jansbuitensingel 14A
    Arnhem,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1975-5

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  • Undetermined

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 51 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. 37 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1975 12:00AM