Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Roadside Vegetation Management

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Management techniques


  • Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management - Decision-making and quality management process for maintaining roadside vegetation
  • Living snow fences - Trees, shrubs and native grasses located along roads or around communities and farmsteads that trap snow as it blows across fields
  • Prescribed fire - Vegetation management tool used to help prevent weed infestations, control erosion and keep roadways safe
  • Landscape design and planning - Development of ecologically appropriate and aesthetically appealing landscape construction plans

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