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A Holistic Approach to Bioengineering

Bioengineering refers to the use of plant material to stabilize soils on slopes.  A holistic approach to bioengineering incorporates the use of individual dormant un-rooted bundles of branches (live fascines), dormant unbundled branches (brush layering), and combinations with live transplanting and seeding.
    The illustration at the bottom of the page depicts the combined use of these techniques for a single project.  Standards and details for the application are available in the SCS Engineering Handbook Chapter 18, and in the NRCS Riparian Corridor Restoration Handbook.

Bioengineering Materials

Brush Packing
Brush Packing
Live Fascines
Live Fascines
Live Stakes

Species Available
Black Willow (Salix nigra), Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum), Interior Willow (Salix longifolia), Pussy Willow (Salix discolor), Streamco Willow (Salix coltetti), Arrowwood (Viburnum dentatum), Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).

Mixed species available for Live Fascines include:
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum), Black Willow (Salix nigra), Arrowwood, (Viburnum dentatum), Interior Willow (Salix longifolia), and Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis).

Bioengineering Applications

Figure 16-4 Live Stake Detail

Bioengineering Application
Figure 16-7 Live Fascine Detail

Bioengineering Application
Figure 16-10 Branchpacking Detail

Bioengineering Application
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