Revegetating disturbance in National Parks: reestablishing native plants in Saguaro National Park, Sonoran Desert

  • Published source details Abella S.R., O'Brien K.L. & Weesner M.W. (2015) Revegetating disturbance in National Parks: reestablishing native plants in Saguaro National Park, Sonoran Desert. Natural Areas Journal, 35, 18-25.


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Plant individual plants

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Shrubland and Heathland Conservation
  1. Plant individual plants

    A study in 2007–2008 in a desert site disturbed by road building in Arizona, USA (Abella et al. 2015) found that planting shrubs resulted in a high shrub survival rate. After one year, the survival rate of 10 shrub species was high (86%). Seeds were collected from species in the wild and sown in pots in April 2006. In January-February 2007 plants were planted at the site. Survival of all plants was recorded in January 2008.

    (Summarised by: Phil Martin)

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