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Landscape & Vegetation Management for Flood Damage-Reduction Structures (AIA# TCELAN) (3 credit hours/3 HSW Hours)
This 3 hour course provides guidelines to assure that landscape planting and vegetation management provide aesthetic and environmental benefits without compromising the reliability of levees, floodwalls, embankment dams, and appurtenant structures.  The dimensions of the vegetation-free and root-free zones defined in this document provide the minimum acceptable buffer between vegetation and flood damage reduction structures.
US Army Corps of Engineers
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:  
  • Students will learn about proper landscape planting, involving concepts such as vegetation-free zones and vegetation-management zones.
  • Students will understand the areas of concern involving root impacts and root-free zones.
  • Students will be introduced to the treatment of levees, floodwalls, embankment dams, and appurtenant structures for vegetation control.
  • Students will learn about design considerations such as feasibility analysis, planting berms, planters, irrigation systems, flood-fighting and structure maintenance.
  • Students will appreciate the goals of maintenance of plantings, selection of plant material, and appropriate ground cover in the vegetation-free zone.
  • Students will understand how to treat borrow sites, spoil sites, vegetation-related maintenance and repair, and the need for an operations and maintenance manual.
  • Students will be able to decide when removal of non-compliant vegetation is appropriate.

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