Study

ヒルギダマシ植林による砂漠沿岸緑化に関する研究 : サブカに人工水路を掘り込むことによるヒルギダマシ植林とそこに形成された生物群集

  • Published source details Tamaei S. (2005) Study of gray mangrove (Avicennia marina) afforestation for greening of desert coasts: gray mangrove afforestation on banks of artificial channel across a sabkha and the established biotic community. Japanese Journal of Ecology, 55, 1-9

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Action Category

Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

Action Link
Marsh and Swamp Conservation
  1. Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

    A study in 1998–2003 in the United Arab Emirates (Tamaei 2005) reported that 57% of planted grey mangrove Avicennia marina seedlings survived for five years, and that the average size of seedlings increased over time. Seedling mortality occurred in patches. The study suggests the following causes: erosion at the water’s edge, burial with sand from a collapsed road, sandstorms, insect herbivory, and weak root systems unable to support the seedlings. After five years, surviving seedlings were 48 cm tall and had a stem diameter of 82 mm. When planted, seedlings were 27 cm tall and had a stem diameter of 48 mm. Statistical significance was not assessed. Methods: In March–May 1998, grey mangrove seedlings were planted (2 seedlings/m2, 40–50 cm above low tide level) around the edge of an excavated, oval, tidal canal. The 79,580 planted seedlings had been reared in a nearby nursery for six months. Survival (all seedlings) and size (100 seedlings) were monitored in April 2003.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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