PLANT MATERIALS STUDY. A SEARCH FOR DROUGHT-TOLERANT PLANT MATERIALS FOR EROSION CONTROL, REVEGETATION, AND LANDSCAPING ALONG CALIFORNIA HIGHWAYS

Plant materials were assembled, propagated, and established along California state highways. Grasses, legumes, and the California poppy were evaluated for erosion control, fire control, and aesthetic purposes. Shrubby species were evaluated for revegetation and general landscaping. Emphasis was placed upon drought-tolerant, low-growing plants which would require a minimum of maintenance. A herbaceous seeding guide and a list of native shrubs and trees were prepared for California, classified by major land resource areas. Special and supplementary studies relevant to plant propagation and establishment were conducted. Whenever possible, the plants were evaluated on representative highway sites using common methods applied by contractors. Most data were collected by visual observation, no statistical analyses were made beyond simple arithmetic averages. Some continued monitoring of plantings is recommended to assess anticipated future changes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Soil Conservation Service

    Lockeford Plant Materials Center, P.O. Box 68
    Lockeford, CA  United States  95237

    California Department of Public Works

    Office of Landscape and Architectural Design
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95814

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Edmunson, G C
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 276 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA/CA-76-01 Final Rpt., USDA/SCS/LPMC-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM