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


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 | Slope stability | Shear strength | Creep | Soil properties

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