Willow bioremediation - vegetative landfill cover

This image shows a field of shrub willow biomass crops that is serving as an alternative vegetative landfill cover in Solvay, NY. The willow planting stabilizes the soil, and mitigates water percolation, protecting the local watershed by containing salts that could otherwise leach out. Over 100 acres of this site are currently being remediated with shrub willow, and the woody biomass produced on the site is also being harvested to produce safe and sustainable renewable energy in the local community.
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SUNY ESF
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