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Anyone have any suggestions on what to plant alongside of my creek to help control erosion during high water? I have about a 6ft high bank that is washing away. The ground is poor with a lot of rocks.
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it is a little late to plant it now, but members of the willow family are classic soil stabilizers along streams. Purple Oiser Willow or similar shrub willows are very useful for this purpose. Can be planted as seedlings, rooted cuttings or unrooted cuttings. It is better to make sure that our get a species that is a shrub type rather than a tree type (like Black, Crack or weeping). The shrub type form a dense mat that more fully stabilizes the soil. In our area (NY) you can get them through our equivilent of your DNR or our local SWCD. Also private nureries.
 
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