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asenat
May 14, 2020 12:04 PM CST
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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BigBill
May 14, 2020 1:38 PM CST
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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sallyg
May 14, 2020 4:27 PM CST
Crown vetch is not native. Can we look to something else?
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sallyg
May 14, 2020 4:31 PM CST
Carex grayi for example. Find through a native plant source. Grass like plant, very tough roots will hold soil.
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BigBill
May 14, 2020 4:49 PM CST
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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sallyg
May 14, 2020 5:42 PM CST
Sorry to break it to you, Bill Sticking tongue out
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asenat
May 16, 2020 7:26 AM CST
TY All.

Is crown vetch tolerant of salty coastal environment?

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asenat
May 21, 2020 7:23 AM CST
TY for your help.

Have a good day 😊
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BigBill
May 21, 2020 7:54 AM CST
Yes it is!
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