An Introduction to Types of Vegetated Slopes

  • Joanne E. Norris
  • John R. Greenwood

Many different types of natural and artificial slopes exist throughout the world, those that have the potential and suitability for stabilizing by vegetation include earthworks on transport infrastructure, forested and agricultural slopes. This chapter introduces the reader to the different types of natural and artificial slopes and breifly discusses the potential for stabilizing each type of slope with vegetation.


earthworks embankments cut-slopes terraces vegetation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joanne E. Norris
    • 1
  • John R. Greenwood
    • 2
  1. 1.Halcrow Group Ltd.PeterboroughUK
  2. 2.School of Architecture, Design and Built EnvironmentNottingham Trent UniversityUK

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