Apply root dip to trees/shrubs before planting: freshwater wetlands
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Before planting marsh or swamp plants, the roots could be dipped in a substance to retain moisture (e.g. mud or water-retaining gels) or stimulate growth (e.g. plant hormones). These dips may improve survival and/or growth of the planted vegetation. This action does not include root dips involving fungi.
To be summarized as evidence for this action, studies must have explicitly compared the performance of treated and untreated plants. Studies that simply report the performance of treated plants are not summarized here. Studies do not have to be in flooded/saturated soils, as long as they involve wetland-characteristic species.
Related actions: Add root-associated fungi to plants before planting, including via a root dip.
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