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May 14, 2020 12:04 PM CST
North Carolina
Hello,

I live on hatteras island nc.

I was wondering if the eastern red cedar is a good tree to plant to stop the erosion on the bank of a pond.

I noticed that the red cedar grows everywhere here to secure the dunes.

Thx.
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May 14, 2020 1:38 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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I don't know much about red cedar stopping erosion.

I think that you should look into vines and other types of rapid growing, low growing types of plants. Plants that can be planted, spread and cover the ground quickly.
Beach grass has been used for dozens of years to stabilize the dunes. You may want to look into the vetches, Crown Vetch for example.
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May 14, 2020 4:27 PM CST
Name: Sally
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Crown vetch is not native. Can we look to something else?
Plant it and they will come.
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May 14, 2020 4:31 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Carex grayi for example. Find through a native plant source. Grass like plant, very tough roots will hold soil.
Plant it and they will come.
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May 14, 2020 4:49 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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How in the world did I not know that crown vetch was not native?!
Gee, my bad!!
I guess I find it so pretty that it just could not be evil.
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May 14, 2020 5:42 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Sorry to break it to you, Bill Sticking tongue out
Plant it and they will come.
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May 16, 2020 7:26 AM CST
North Carolina
TY All.

Is crown vetch tolerant of salty coastal environment?

Best 😊
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May 21, 2020 7:23 AM CST
North Carolina
TY for your help.

Have a good day 😊
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May 21, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Yes it is!
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