Whether you’re looking to restore disturbed land or remediate contaminated sites, phytoremediation offers a holistic solution that benefits both the environment and future generations.

Phytoremediation: A Sustainable Solution for Revegetation and Remediation in Alaska


What is Phytoremediation:

Phytoremediation is a process that uses plants to remove, degrade, or contain contaminants in soil, water, or air. Through their natural abilities, plants can help clean up polluted environments, offering a sustainable and eco-friendly solution to environmental remediation challenges.

How we use Phytoremediation for Revegetation & Remediation Projects

Phytoremediation isn’t just about cleanup—it’s about revitalization. By harnessing the natural processes of plants, we can create thriving ecosystems while simultaneously cleansing the soil of contaminants. We do this through a process called Live Staking which involves the insertion of live but dormant cottonwood or willow, cuttings into the ground in a manner that allows the cutting (stake) to take root and grow. 

When it comes to environmental remediation, phytoremediation stands out as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative. By utilizing live staking, we can effectively remove pollutants from soil and groundwater, without the need for extensive excavation or disruptive cleanup methods. This approach not only restores the natural balance of ecosystems but also minimizes environmental impact and promotes long-term sustainability.

This innovative method, recently endorsed by the EPA, has shown remarkable efficacy in cleansing contaminated sites, with successful outcomes observed at over 10 Superfund sites across the country. Partner with Alyeska Landscape Professionals to explore the possibilities of phytoremediation for your next project.

Best Phytoremediation Plants Native to Alaska

Cottonwood and willow are among the most effective phytoremediation plants native to Alaska, ideal for their ability to thrive in local conditions and effectively cleanse contaminated soils.

Phytoremediation Process

Alyeska Landscape Professionals has been involved in the sourcing, storing and supplying of dormant poplar and willow poles for the use in Phytoremediation projects including the Fairbanks Alaska Airport Revegetation Project in 2018 & 2023.  These dormant poplar and willow poles are used in collaboration with nitrogen fixing endophyte bacterial inoculants for the reduction and mitigation of environmental pollutants common in groundwater plumes associated with contaminated soils.

At Alyeska Landscape Professionals, we specialize in procuring, installing, and maintaining projects to ensure the success of your revegetation needs. Let us help you revitalize your land with phytoremediation. Contact us today to learn more and discuss your project needs.

Phone: (907) 339-0118