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Old 11-30-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
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What's that green stuff they spray on the side of freeways?

Okay so there's a lot of freeway construction/rejuvenation in San Diego county. I've seen a few times where the workers will spray this green gunk on big piles of dirt next to the roadway. What's the purpose for it?

I doubt it's just to make it look pretty cause it sure don't look natural to me.
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Old 11-30-2005, 08:05 AM   #2
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Thats Hydroseeding. It's a paperlike goo with seeds in it. Helps stop erosion.
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I think it's either grass seed or some sort of thing to hold the topsoil, stop erosion or something...
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like gapguy said. It has the seeds for grass in it. The paper goo part is so that it won't dry our as quick and will help hold moisture until the grass grows. It is very common and the cheapest way to do it.
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Wow, learn something new everyday
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Old 11-30-2005, 09:20 AM   #6
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Yea, I think they thend to mix in seeds of native grasses since it is typically used in places that won't recive extra water. That way the grass is more likely to grow.
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Yea, I think they thend to mix in seeds of native grasses since it is typically used in places that won't recive extra water. That way the grass is more likely to grow.
There is actually a special blend called "highway mix" that is typically used. The blend of each variety of seed and its percentage of the mix will vary depending on which region of the country it is used, but in general it gives very fast growth and extremely good ground cover. As Gapguy mentioned, the green stuff is just the hydroseeding process which uses cellulose (paperlike goo) mulch, fertilizers, bonding agents and water to help with seed germination. The green is just a food coloring in the mulch.

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Old 12-02-2005, 11:03 AM   #8
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You sure it's not "solent green"
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Old 12-02-2005, 11:36 AM   #9
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just like everyone else has said, blah blah blah.

intresting real world fact. Used to be a large forest in New Zealand, 50,000 year old Kauri trees just covered the area. Eventually, most of these trees were cut down to make room for farming. Over time, the land that the trees laid on turned into a bog, and peat moss naturally formed on top. This kept all moisture out of the wood, preserving it perfectly. Today, when unearthed accidently by farmers tilling the land, these massive trees are pulled out and used for furniture.

http://www.thewoodturnersstudio.co.n...cientKauri.htm

How big are these trees??? Large enough to build a souviner shop in it with a circling stair case.

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You sure it's not "solent green"
"Soylent Green is people!"
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