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Assessment of indigenous plants for live pole applications in slope stability of Malaysia


Kim Huat, Bujang and Mafian, Sasan and Kazemian, Sina and Barghchi, Maassoumeh (2011) Assessment of indigenous plants for live pole applications in slope stability of Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 5 (9). pp. 22-27. ISSN 1991-8178


Woody vegetations or live poles are using to reinforce the slope of residual tropical soil at different tropical sites to improve stability of slopes as they provide an immediate shear strength enhancement and modify the saturated soil water regime (mechanical and hydrological effects). This study initially describes the requirement for suitable live poles in tropical regions utilizing indigenous woody species and potential candidates. Then, the growths of eleven different indigenous plants (exhumation and examination) were monitored in different times. The effects of different fertilizers and soil suction were carried out and examined in two selected plants from the first step as well. The results showed that two live poles each of Hibiscus tiliaceus (Ht) and Dillenia suffruticosa (Ds) met the requirements for field test trials.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Publisher: American-Eurasian Network for Scientific Information
Keywords: Live pole; Potential plants; Shallow failure; Slope stabilization; Tropical region
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2015 02:25
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2015 02:25
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/23115
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