what plants to use for tropical hillside erosion control in costa rica

we have exposed hillside areas that neeed plantings for erosion control during the heavy rainy season



  1. jw
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    There are a variety of dunegrasses which can grow rapidly in depleted soil.  Their network of roots can act to both nourish and stabilize soil,  allowing larger plants and shrubs to grow, and eventually trees.  The type to use depends on the climate (in this case tropical) and water source (they come in fresh and saltwater species).  However such projects must be carefully managed to ensure introduced species do not become invasive and cause further ecosystem damage.  A more comprehensive approach is available in the link below.

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