Live Stakes and Whips
Whips are slender, live, woody, shrub material. Whips are well suited for very moist areas of stream edges and commonly used in
conjunction with gabion structures, riprap and geo-fabrics.
Live Whip Sizes: 3/8”-1” diameter; 4’-6’ lengths
Installation Notes: Install stakes during their dormancy (late fall to early spring). Do not allow them to dry out. Soaking before planting significantly increases survival and growth rate. Drive a pilot hole in firm soil, planting at right angles (buds oriented up) with at least two-thirds of its length underground. Plant stakes randomly or 3’-6’ apart on triangular spacing. Tamp the soil down around the cuttings and water. If a long dry spell or hot weather is expected after planting, irrigation may be warranted.
Live Stake Sizes: 3/8“-1-1/2“ diameter; 2’-4’ lengths