Tag: native seed

Native seed is a seed from a species that existed prior to European settlement of the Americas.

Rock Solid

Rock Solid

Rocks probably were humans’ first construction materials, and they still may be one of our most important.

Loose, as riprap, or contained in gabion walls, they’re ideal for preventing erosion along water channels, ­rivers, creeks, lakes, and oceans.

Advertiser’s Index

A.H. Meyer Maschinenfabrik GmbH 
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AER-FLO Inc.
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Agru America Inc.
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Aqua Dam Inc.
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Berry Plastics
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Bowie
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Bowman Construction/Biosol
www.bowmanconstructionsupply.com

East Coast Erosion Blankets
www.eastcoasterosion.com

Ecologel Solutions LLC
www.ecologel.com

Envirocert International Inc.
www.envirocertintl.org

Ernst Conservation Seeds
www.ernstseed.com

Erosion Supply Company 
www.erosionsupply.com

Finn Corporation
www.finncorp.com

FODS
www.getfods.com

Genesis Nursery Inc.
www.genesisnurseryinc.com

Geobrugg
www.us.geobrugg.com

Geostar Technologies LLC
www.geostartechnologies.com

Granite Seed Company
www.graniteseed.com

Heavyweight Sediment Control Solutions
www.wtbinc.net

HydroStraw LLC
www.hydrostraw.com

Invisible Structures

The Science of Seeds

The Science of Seeds

Remember how 10 blindfolded people in a room each describe the elephant from their own perspective? The same might be said of soil—the stuff we interchangeably refer to as ground, dirt, or surface covering. Eric C. Brevik, a professor of soil science at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, illustrates

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding for Transportation Projects

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move

Hydroseeding Makes Transportation Projects Move

Hydroseeding has connections with most forms of transportation, including revegetation around highways, airports, and mass transit projects. It is even a part of water-related travel, if one considers work done on the grounds at marinas, shipping channels, and ports.

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.” Implementing a revegetation plan after a wildfire is a challenge;

Reader Profile: Lance Hobson

Reader Profile: Lance Hobson

Business wasn’t going too well at Washington Green Hydroseeding in Pasco, WA, before Lance Hobson came on board four years ago. Hobson had been in the construction industry for 30 years—and still holds a general contractor’s license—so he brought with him the knowledge of contractors’ expectations. Essentially, construction contractors “want

Revegetation After a Wildfire

Revegetation After a Wildfire

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.”

“All it needed was an ignition source,” recalls Daniel Lewis, staff

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

Wildfires: Challenges in Revegetation

It was the setting for a perfect disaster: historic level droughts, acres of dry forest and grassland, huge reserves of dead wood fuel, and a hurricane that sucked any moisture from the air. Locals said it was just “powder-keg dry.”

“All it needed was an ignition source,” recalls Daniel Lewis, staff

Improving the Soil

Improving the Soil

In revegetation, everything begins with the soil . . . usually poor soil.

Soils may become degraded during the construction of buildings, roadside projects, or mining or landfill operations, or because of overgrazing or deforestation. They lose their topsoil, usually the top 2- to 8-inch layer of the soil, where the

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