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Significance and Use
4.1 Live staking is a soil bioengineering technique used to provide erosion and sedimentation control after plants have become fully established by increasing infiltration, slowing or redirecting runoff, and trapping seed and sediments. A successful live staking application provides mechanical surface slope stabilization, aesthetics, water quality and habitat enhancement. The ability of live staking to function properly depends on the quality and correctness of the materials utilized, the means and methods of installation, and proper consideration of site characteristics. It is imperative that the live staking develops root and top growth.
1.1 This practice covers the material, preparation and installation work required for live stake construction.
1.2 The values in this standard are in SI units and are to be regarded as the standard. The inch-pound units given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 This practice offers a set of instructions for performing one or more specific operations. This document cannot replace education or experience and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment. Not all aspects of this practice may be applicable in all circumstances. This ASTM standard is not intended to represent or replace standard of care by which adequacy of a given professional service must be judged, nor should this document be applied without considerations of a project's many unique aspects. The word “standard” in the title of this document means only that the document has been approved through the ASTM consensus process.
1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
ICS Number Code 79.040 (Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber)
UNSPSC Code 30121900(Soil stabilizers and reinforcing materials)