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Effect of roots in stability of vertical cut in schist

Effect of roots in stability of vertical cut in schist

Effect of roots in stability of vertical cut in schist

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I have a vertical 12 mts slope on schist, and i wonder if the roots will increase the chance of colapse or they will help to prevent it, if the answer is help which type of plants? Where can I find some information?

I think that the roots will grow and expand and this may induce movements, on the other hand the roots may increase the shear strength of the soils they go through.
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Miguel Perez

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