Erosion Control with Bamboo: The Plan, Implementation, and Varieties

Amdahl, Barney
August 2007
Bamboo: The Magazine of the American Bamboo Society;Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p12
The article focuses on an erosion control project involving the planting of bamboo varieties along the bank of the Coquille River in Oregon. According to the author, the main objective for using bamboo was that the plant would not have the tendency to become top-heavy and less likely to fall because of its thick shallow rootstock system and the light weight of its stalks and leaves. It mentions that Pseudosasa japonicas were planted about 3 or 4 feet from the edge of the riverbank.


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