Root Density Assessment of Six Ornamental Shrub Species Used to Stabilize Eroded Slopes in Morău Village, Cluj County

  • Sonia BORS-OPRIŞA University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Horticulture 3-5 Manastur Street, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Marcel DÎRJA University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Horticulture 3-5 Manastur Street, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
  • Adelina DUMITRAŞ University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Horticulture 3-5 Manastur Street, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania;
  • Păuniţa BOANCĂ University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Horticulture 3-5 Manastur Street, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Abstract

Roots have a mechanic role in soil stabilization on slopes due to their density and fixing manner. Ornamental shrubs were extracted from the experimental slope and measured. The results revealed that the highest density of roots was developed by Cornus alba extracted from the lower level of the slope (2.000), while the lowest root density was presented by Weigelia florida (0.625) extracted from the upper slope.