Horizontal bundles

A soil bioengineering technique using bundles of willow cuttings placed in a horizontal trench along the toe of an eroding slope. Approximately half of the bundle is placed in the ground and the other half is exposed to the water and air. These bundles will protect the toe of the streambank and, if planted properly, sprout branches and roots to help stabilize the bank. [Source: USDA National Plant Materials Manual]

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