Root reinforcement in plantations of Cryptomeria japonica D. Don: effect of tree age and stand structure on slope stability

Marie Genet, Nomessi Kokutse, Alexia Stokes, Thierry Fourcaud, Xiaohu Cai, Jinnan Ji, Slobodan Mickovski

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The role of vegetation in preventing shallow soil mass movement is now fairly well understood, particularly at the individual plant level. However, how soil is reinforced on a larger scale and the influence of changes in vegetation over time has rarely been investigated. Therefore we carried out a study on the temporal and spatial changes within stands of Cryptomeria japonica D. Don, growing in the Sichuan province of China, an area where shallow landslides are frequent.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1517-1526
Number of pages10
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2008



  • landslides
  • Ssil fixation
  • aditional cohesion
  • rot biomass
  • tnsile strength
  • Japanese cedar

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