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Hauling osier cuttings from School Girls Glen to the Huron River

Soft Healing at the Arb

Innovative projects combat erosion

posted 2/26/2009

Last November, several U-M students met to study methods for preventing riverbanks from collapsing. They cut red osier dogwood from one bank of the Huron River into short sections called "live stakes" and pounded them into a bank upstream. This spring, the stakes will sprout roots and leaves, anchoring the soil and strengthening the bank.

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