ESTABLISHMENT OF VEGETATION (PHASE II)

THE ESTABLISHMENT, USE AND DEVELOPMENT OF WOODY SPECIES ARE DESCRIBED ALONG MISSISSIPPI ROADSIDES. IN A SURVEY OF PLANTS, 90 SPECIES WERE IDENTIFIED. SEVERAL WERE FOUND TO BE GENERALLY DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE STATE AND AN APPRECIABLE NUMBER WERE CONSIDERED TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT VALUE FOR HIGHWAY USE. SEVERAL METHODS OF PROPAGATION WERE TESTED. IT WAS FOUND THAT SUMAC COULD BE ESTABLISHED BY DIRECT SEEDING AND TREATED TERMINAL CUTTINGS GAVE BEST RESULTS FOR SOUTHERN WAXMYRTLE. HARDWOOD CUTTINGS WERE USED TO PROPAGATE JAPANESE ROSE (ROSE MULTIFLORA) AND FRAGRANT HONEYSUCKLE (LONICERA FRANGRANTISSIMA) BY STICKING THE CUTTINGS DIRECTLY INTO THE SLOPES. SURVIVAL OF PLANTINGS IN MEDIAN AREAS WAS HIGHER WHEN THE PLANTS WERE INSTALLED ONE FOOT ABOVE THE BOTTOM OF THE DRAINAGE CHANNEL. BLACK POLYETHYLENE USED AS A MULCH AROUND PLANTS WAS MORE DURABLE THAN PINE-STRAW AND RESULTED IN BETTER PLANT SURVIVAL. A TABULATION LISTING SPECIES CHARACTERISTICS, GROWTH REQUIREMENTS AND FUNCTIONAL ADAPTABILITY FOR ROADSIDE USE IS INCLUDED. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State

    Mississippi State, MS  USA  39762

    Mississippi State Highway Department

    P.O. Box 1850
    Jackson, MI  USA  39215

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968-5

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00204618
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: State-11
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 18 1994 12:00AM