Live stakes are woody-shrub cuttings from established native plants that, once plugged into the ground, root quickly to help establish buffer vegetation and stabilize hard-to-plant shorelines. Live stakes are a great low-cost option for shoreline stabilization and grow best when installed during late-fall and early-spring, when the plants are dormant.
Do you have an area on your shorefront experiencing erosion? 30 Mile staff will be acquiring live stakes from local native stock this spring and installing on select shorelines in March or April. Let us know you are interested by completing this online form and we will send more details soon. Costs to landowners will be minimal.
Photo Credit: Wellnesscapes Design, LLC., www.wellnesscapes.com, Left: newly installed live stakes; Center: Live stake one month after planting; Right: mature plants one year after planting.