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The protection of sand dunes of the Baltic Coast using palm-mat geotextiles

By Benediktas Jankauskas, Genovaitė Jankauskienė and Michael A. Fullen


Geotextiles constructed from palm-leaves stored soil moisture during a dry summer period on coastal\ud sand dunes. Covering a slope with geotextiles, combined with the planting of local species of grasses,\ud shrubs and trees enabled stabilization of a progressively widening breached “corridor” or “blowout” of\ud sand dune. This was followed by progressive accretion of the sand dune by a mean 24.7 cm per year\ud (2006-08). This research can be considered as a socio-economic contribution of palm geotextiles to\ud sustainable environmental protection

Topics: Wind erosion, Sand dunes, Geotextiles, Vegetation cover
Publisher: Klaipėda University
Year: 2010
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