Study

Planting density effects and selective herbivory by kangaroos on species used in restoring forest communities

  • Published source details Parsons M.H., Koch J., Lamont B.B., Vlahos S. & Fairbanks M.M. (2006) Planting density effects and selective herbivory by kangaroos on species used in restoring forest communities. Forest ecology and management, 229, 39-49

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This study is summarised as evidence for the following.

Action Category

Fence to prevent grazing after tree planting

Action Link
Forest Conservation

Use different planting or seeding methods

Action Link
Forest Conservation
  1. Fence to prevent grazing after tree planting

    A replicated, controlled study in 2001-2002 in eucalypt forest in Australia (Parsons et al. 2006) found that kangaroo exclusion increased planted seedlings biomass and survival rate. Seedling biomass (excluded 41; control: 27 g dry mass/plot) and survival (excluded: 13/18 plants; control: 10/18 plants) were higher in exclusion plots. Data were collected in winter 2002 in 16 replicates (each planted with a different species) of four exclusion (2.1 m fence in May-June 2001) and four control plots (1.3 × 1.3 m). Each plot was planted with nine plants in August 2001, at each of two rehabilitated bauxite-mine sites.

     

  2. Use different planting or seeding methods

    A replicated, controlled study in 2001-2002 in eucalypt forest in Australia (Parsons et al. 2006) found no effect of planting density on planted seedlings biomass and survival rate. Seedling weight (low density 34.2; high density: 34.5 g dry mass/plot) and survival (leaving plant/18 plants) (low density 11.3; high density: 11.4) were similar between treatments. Data were collected in winter 2002 in 16 replicates (each planted with a different species) of eight plots: four planted at low-density (with nine plants) and four at high-density (0.5 and 0.1 m between plants respectively) in August 2001, at each of two rehabilitated bauxite-mine sites.

     

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