- Dec 13, 2014
- Shawnee, KS, USA
- Kubota BX2200D,
Yes it does and that's why nature lines the banks of streams and rivers with trees.
I think you need to take a trip down a river. Trees do not hold soil. Just look at all the roots exposed on river banks. Also. River banks are not dams.
FEMA did a comprehensive study on trees on dams in 2005. All the evidence of the erosion caused by trees is well documented.
Our HOA is in the process of paying big $$ to repair a small silting dam due to someone 40 years ago thinking trees on the dam was a good idea. The cost will be huge since a road crosses the dam.
Below is an example of what happens when trees are allowed to grow.
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