Cengiz Acar, Hulusi Acar and Tarkan Ural
Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Forestry,
Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon- Turkey
This study aims to try greening and stabilising forest roadside slopes using some grass species in Macka, the North-eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey. For this purposes, a total of 8 experiments were conducted in the area according to altitude, aspect and slope type and selected grass species (Festuca arundinaceae, F. rubra, Lolium perenne and Poa pratensis) [Family Poaceae] and Trifolium repens (Family Fabaceae) were established in these areas by seeding as trial plant materials. Species height, rooting and coverage were measured in experimental plots during the research period, which continued for 5 months after seeding in 1998. The general observations and statistical analysis showed that Festuca arundinacea, F. rubra and Lolium perenne should be used on the slopes, rather than Poa pratensis and Trifolium repens. Consequently by assessing selected species which could be adapted easily on these slopes are proposed.
Key words: Forest roads, grass species, planting, slopes, stabilisation.