Reinforcement and Stabilization of Soil by Vegetation

by Donald H. Gray, Assoc. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 6, Pg. 695-699

Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: This note discusses the soil stabilization and reinforcement achieved on slopes by using vegetation. Recent research has shown that plant roots can significantly increase shear strength. Creep behavior on clear-cut slopes versus vegetated slopes is discussed.

Subject Headings: Soil stabilization | Vegetation | Shear strength | Slope stability | Creep

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