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Getting Back to Nature

Getting Back to Nature

The goal of many revegetation projects is often almost heroic: to recreate a wetlands damaged by open-pit coal mining, a salt water marsh drained for farming, or a canyon eroded by wildfire and flood-all based on tiny native seeds. Often these sites require compost, fertilizer, and mulch. In addition to

Hydroseed Challenges, Hydroseed Solutions

Hydroseed Challenges, Hydroseed Solutions

There are slopes and then there are slopes. Some of the slopes on the back sides of the dams around Horsetooth Reservoir in Colorado, for example, reached 1:1 and stretched as much as 800 to 1,000 feet long. The hydroseeding equipment used on the reclamation project was pulled up and

Grinding of the Green

Greenwaste involves much more than residential grass clippings and dead leaves.

In areas of new construction, tons of greenwaste—unwanted brush and trees—must be cleared before building can begin, and much of that waste has traditionally ended up in landfills. Many MSW facilities now not only separate plant matter from the wastestream,

Glean More Green From Onsite Debris

Picture this: a jumble of downed trees, stumps, and brush scattered about a freshly cleared construction site. Or perhaps, twisted, tangled strands of rebar poking through piles of concrete rubble in the demolished remains of a hotel or a factory. Then again, maybe it’s chunks of asphalt ripped up from

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