This book is an up-to-date review of research and practice on the use of vegetation for slope stabilization and control of surface erosion caused by water and wind. From a basic understanding of the principles and practices of vegetation growth and establishment, it describes how vegetation can be treated as an engineering material and used to solve erosion and slope stability problems.

Introduction.  Engineering Properties of Vegetation.  Ecological Principles for Vegetation Establishment and Maintenance.  Simulated Vegetation and Geotextiles.  Water Erosion Control.  Wind Erosion Control.  Slope Stabilization.  Conclusion