Erosion Palette

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Plants were chosen for their ability to protect soil on steep slopes and limit the effects of soil erosion. The primary goal would be to establish a diversity of tall and low shrub vegetation that would provide a dense and competitive root system. Where possible, overstory establishment should be pursued as well.

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RECOMMENDED TREES FOR SOIL EROSION CONTROL
Botanical Name Shl Med Deep Decid Conif Br Ev Common Name
Acer macrophyllum     X X     Big-leaf Maple
Arbutus menziesii     X     X Pacific Madrone
Pinus contorta var. contorta     X   X   Shore pine
Pseudotsuga menziesii     X   X   Douglas Fir
Quercus garryana     X   X   Garry Oak
Salix spp. X X   X     Willow
Taxus brevifolia   X     X   Western Yew
Thuja plicata   X     X   Western Red Cedar
Tsuga heterophylla X X     X   Western hemlock
 
RECOMMENDED UNDERSTORY PLANTS FOR SOIL EROSION CONTROL
Botanical Name Shl Med Deep Decid Conif Br Ev Common Name
Acer circinatum   X   X     Vine Maple
Amelanchier alnifolia   X   X     Serviceberry
Arctostaphyllos columbiana   X       X Hairy Manzanita
Arctostaphyllos uva-ursi X           Kinnikinnik
Ceanothus velutinus   X       X Buckbrush
Cornus stolonifera X X   X     Red-osier Dogwood
Corylus cornuta var. californica X X   X     Hazel
Gaultheria shallon X         X Salal
Holodiscus discolor   X   X     Oceanspray
Juniperus communis X X     X   Juniper
Lonicera involucrata X     X     Black Twinberry
Mahonia aquifolium X X       X Tall Oregon-grape
Mahonia nervosa X         X Dull Oregon-grape
Oemlaria cerasiformis X     X     Indian Plum
Pachistima myrisnites X         X Oregon Box
Polystichum munitum X         X Sword Fern
Ribes sanguineum X     X     Red Currant
Rosa gymnocarpa X X   X     Bald-hip Rose
Rosa nutkana X X   X     Nootka Rose
Rubus parviflorus X     X     Thimbleberry
Rubus spectabilis X X   X     Salmonberry
Sambucus racemosa   X   X     Red Elderberry
Spirea douglasii X     X     Hardhack
Symphoricarpos albus X     X     Snowberry
Vaccinium ovatum X         X Evergreen Huckleberry

Shl Shallow rooting system Decid Deciduous
Med Medium depth rooting system Conif Conifer Evergreen
Deep Deep rooting system Br Ev Broadleaf Evergreen


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