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  • Arrowood Viburnum Brush Layers Arrowood Viburnum Brush Layers
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    Arrowood Viburnum Brush Layers

    Planting Zones 3-8
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    Arrowood Viburnum, Viburnum Dentatum Hardy in Planting Zones 3-8 and is a Fast Growing Shrub Indian Arrowood Viburnum is also known as Viburnum Dentatum. Hardy planting zones are 3-8. The growth rate is 2 to 3 feet per year. The Indian Arrowwood...
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    Black Willow Brush Layers, Salix Nigra are Commonly Used as Ornamental Trees  Salix Nigra is better known as Black Willow Seedlings; The hardy planting zones are 3-8; The growth rate is 1-2 feet a year. Black Willow Seedlings at maturity can...
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    Black Willow Fascines

    Planting Zones 4-9
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    Black Willow, Salix Nigra is one of the Larger of the Willow Trees   The brown-flowered black willow live stakes are usually smallish but can get over 100 feet tall. These trees prefer river and swampy areas and require full access to...
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    Planting Zones 4-9
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      Black Willow live stakes, Salix Nigra Prefer Rivers and Swampy Areas and Require Full Access to Sunlight  These trees prefer river and swampy areas and require full access to sunlight. The bright leaves on the tree are oval. Its bark...
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  • Blackhaw Viburnum Fascines Blackhaw Viburnum Fascines
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    Planting Zones 3-9
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    Blackhaw Viburnum Fascines, Viburnum Prunifolium is a Blooming, Fruit Producing Plant Blackhaw Viburnum Stakes has hardy planting zones 3-9 and grows to 12-15 feet tall and 6-12 feet wide. It is a very tolerant plant that endures well any level of...
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    Box Elder Brush Layers

    Planting Zones 2-10
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    Box Elder Brush Layers, Acer Negundo is a Shallow Root, Drought Tolerant Tree This tree is also called ash-leaf maple, is hardy in zones 2 through 9, prefers well-drained, moist soil, and grows between 30 and 60 feet tall with a 20 to 40-foot...
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    Planting Zones 2-10
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    Box Elder Fascines, Acer Negundo is a Hardy Grower in Zones 2-10 This tree is also called ash-leaf maple, is hardy in zones 2 through 9, prefers well-drained, moist soil, and grows between 30 and 60 feet tall with a 20 to 40-foot spread, with a...
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  • Button Bush Brush Layers Button Bush Brush Layers
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    Button Bush Brush Layers, Cephalanthus Occidentalis is a Quite Hardy Swamp and Lake Condition Grower Button Bush Brush Layers grows about ten feet tall. In some particular conditions, it can reach heights of fifteen feet. The Button Bush Brush...
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  • Button Bush Live Stakes Button Bush Live Stakes
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    Button Bush Fascines

    Planting Zones 5-9
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    Button Bush Fascines, Cephalanthus Occidentalis is a White, Showy, Fragrant Bloomer Button Bush Fascine grows about ten feet tall. In some particular conditions, it can reach heights of fifteen feet. The Buttonbush is quite hardy and grows well in...
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    Button Bush Live Stakes, Cephalanthus Occidentalis is Best in Hardy Planting Zones 5-9 In some particular conditions, it can reach heights of fifteen feet. The Buttonbush is quite hardy and grows well in waterlogged soil such as swamps and lakes...
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  • Elderberry Brush Layers Elderberry Brush Layers
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    Elderberry Brush Layers

    Planting Zones 3-9
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    Elderberry Live Stakes, Sambucus is One of the Most Versatile and Most Comfortable Plants to Grow If you are looking for one of the most versatile and most comfortable plants to grow in your garden, you might want to consider growing elderberry...
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  • Elderberry Fascines Elderberry Fascines
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    Elderberry Fascines

    Planting Zones 3-9
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    Elderberry Fascines, Sambucus is One of the Most Versatile and Comfortable Plants for your Garden If you are looking for one of the most versatile and most comfortable plants to grow in your garden, you might want to consider growing Elderberry...
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  • Elderberry Live Stakes Elderberry Live Stakes
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    Elderberry Live Stakes

    Planting Zones 3-9
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    Elderberry Live Stakes, Sambucus is a Berry Producing Deciduous Shrub The plant initially comes from Central Europe and Northern America and is commonly found in empty fields, lining forests, or along roadsides. People choose to grow elderberries...
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  • Horseweed - Erigeron Canadensis Horseweed - Erigeron Canadensis
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    Horseweed - Erigeron Canadensis

    Planting Zones 3-9
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    Horseweed gets its common name from terpene, a substance produced by the plant that irritates any mammals that touch it   Farmers noticed that horses who had come in contact with Erigeron Canadensis developed minor rashes on the tips of their...
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  • Nanny Berry Fascines Nanny Berry Fascines
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    Nanny Berry Fascines

    Planting Zones 2-8
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    Nanny Berry Fascines, Viburnum Lentago is a Flowering Shrub  The Nanny Berry Fascines are botanically known as Viburnum lentago and is a member of the Adoxaceae family. This shrub may be called Nanny Berry Fascines viburnum, Sheep berry, and...
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  • Nannyberry Live Stakes Nannyberry Live Stakes
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    Nannyberry Live Stakes

    Planting Zones 2-8
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    Nannyberry Live Stakes, Viburnum Lentago is a Self Pollinating, Edible Berry Producing Shrub The other names this shrub goes by are Nannyberry Viburnum, Sheepberry, and Sweet viburnum. Nannyberry is a flowering shrub that can grow to a small tree...
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  • Nine Bark grows 6-10 ft at maturity. Nine Bark Brush Layers
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    Nine Bark Brush Layers

    Planting Zones 3-7
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    Nine Bark Brush Live Stakes, Physocarpus Opulifolius is a Medium Maintenance, All-Weather Shrub Nine Bark Live Stakes is also known as Physocarpus opulifolius. Hardy in planting zones 2-8. The growth rate at maturity can reach 5-8 feet tall and 4-6...
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    Planting Zones 3-7
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    Nine Bark Fascines, Physocarpus are Hardy in Planting Zones 3-7 Nine Bark Live Stakes is also known as Physocarpus opulifolius. Hardy in planting zones 3-7. The growth rate at maturity can reach 5-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide. Nine Bark will have...
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  • Nine Bark Live Stakes is also known as Physocarpus Opulifolius. Ninebark tree Live Stakes
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    Nine Bark Live Stakes

    Planting Zones 3-7
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    Nine Bark Live Stakes, Physocarpus is a Showy Blooming, Medium Maintenance Plant Nine Bark Live Stakes is also known as Physocarpus Opulifolius. Hardy in planting zones 3-7. The growth rate at maturity can reach 5-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide...
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    Pagoda Dogwood Brush Layers

    Planting Zones 3-7
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    Pagoda Dogwood Brush Layers, Cornus Alternifolia is Hardy in Planting Zones 3-7 When planting live stakes, it is best to plant them during the regular dormant period for the Dogwood. They thrive best in hardiness zones 3 through 7. Live stakes are...
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Erosion Control Plants :The Benefits of Live Staking in Eroded Soils 

Introduction to Live Staking

 

 Erosion is a common problem in areas in need of habitat restoration. Caused by a lack of root mass to stabilize the soil, when high water flow enters an area due to heavy rains or natural streams and rivers, the sediment is washed away, and erosion is further exacerbated. A natural remedy is planting live stakes, woody cuttings of trees, or shrubs that grow roots when planted. As the root matrix grows, it stabilizes the soil and helps prevent further erosion.

 

 Several species may be used for live stake cuttings, such as willow, cottonwood, poplar, and dogwood, as well as other hardwoods. For habitat restoration, it is essential to introduce native plants to support the local wildlife.

 

 How to Plant Live Stakes - Erosion Control Plants

 

 Live stakes are typically 1-2 inches in diameter and 2-3 feet tall. The top of the stake is cut straight across, while the bottom is cut at an angle to help with planting. At least half of the stake should be planted into the soil. In soft soils, the stakes may be planted directly into the ground. It is beneficial to dig a small hole in more complex soils before planting. The stakes must be planted at least 2-3 feet apart to allow for sufficient lateral growth of the root systems. When planting live stakes on a slope, it is most beneficial to plant 90 degrees relative to the slope for the most efficient lateral root growth. If the slope is vertical, plating at a slight upward angle is ideal. Be sure to prevent the live stakes from drying out prior to planting either by submerging them in water or wrap with a wet towel.

 

 What to Expect After Planting

 

 After the first season, some leaf growth may be observed, though root growth is most important for stabilizing the soil. A gentle tug of the stems will tell you which of your stakes has grown roots and which have remained dormant. Dormant cuttings may be removed and replaced with a new stake. After a few seasons, as live stakes grow, the stems may be harvested and planted as live stakes in other areas in need of soil stabilization.

 

 Conclusion

 

 Live staking is an excellent method for erosion sediment stabilization due to its ease of implementation and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, it is a natural remedy to erosion. While other methods exist, live staking introduces native plants to an area that may also serve as a habitat or food source for local wildlife. Live stakes may be planted in a single day and grow roots within a few months of planting. Once planted, live stakes require little maintenance, and stems from the resulting trees can then be re-harvested and used for soil stabilization in other eroded habitats.

                                                       

 

                                    The Benefits of Live Staking in Eroded Soils

                                

 

                            Introduction to Live Staking

 

 

 

Erosion is a common problem in areas in need of habitat restoration. Caused by a lack of root mass to stabilize the soil, when high water flow enters an area due to heavy rains or natural streams and rivers, the sediment is washed away, and erosion is further exacerbated. A natural remedy is planting live stakes, which are woody cuttings of trees or shrubs that grow roots when planted. As the root matrix grows, it stabilizes the soil and helps prevent further erosion.

 

 

 

Several species may be used for live stake cuttings, such as willow, cottonwood, poplar, and dogwood, as well as other hardwoods. For habitat restoration, it is important to introduce native plants to support the local wildlife.

 

 

 

How to Plant Live Stakes

 

 

 

Live stakes are typically 1-2 inches in diameter and 2-3 feet tall. The top of the stake is cut straight across, while the bottom is cut at an angle to help with planting. At least half of the stake should be planted into the soil. In soft soils, the stakes may be planted directly into the ground. In harder soils, it is beneficial to first dig a small hole prior to planting. The stakes must be planted at least 2-3 feet apart to allow for sufficient lateral growth of the root systems. When planting live stakes on a slope, it is most beneficial to plant 90 degrees relative to the slope for the most efficient lateral root growth. If the slope is vertical, plating at a slight upward angle is ideal. Be sure to prevent the live stakes from drying out prior to planting, either by submerging them in a bucket of water or wrapping them in a wet towel.

 

 

 

What to Expect After Planting

 

 

 

After the first season, some leaf growth may be observed, though root growth is most important for stabilizing the soil. A gentle tug of the stems will tell you which of your stakes has grown roots and which have remained dormant. Dormant cuttings may be removed and replaced with a new stake. After a few seasons, as live stakes grow, the stems may be harvested and planted as live stakes in other areas in need of soil stabilization.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

 

Live staking is an excellent method for erosion sediment stabilization due to its ease of implementation and cost-effectiveness. Moreover, it is a natural remedy to erosion. While other methods exist, live staking introduces native plants to an area that may also serve as a habitat or food source for local wildlife. Live stakes may be planted in a single day and grow roots within a few months of planting. Once planted, live stakes require little maintenance, and stems from the resulting trees can then be re-harvested and used for soil stabilization in other eroded habitats.                        

                   

 The Benefits of Live Staking in Eroded Soils