Monitoring of black mangrove restoration with nursery-reared seedlings on an arid coastal lagoon

  • Published source details Toledo G., Rojas A. & Bashan Y. (2001) Monitoring of black mangrove restoration with nursery-reared seedlings on an arid coastal lagoon. Hydrobiologia, 444, 101-109.


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Directly plant trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands

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

    A study in 1994–1998 on a mudflat in northwest Mexico (Toledo et al. 2001) reported that 74% of planted black mangrove Avicennia germinans seedlings survived for two years, and that the average height of seedlings increased over time. After six months, surviving seedlings were 13 cm tall on average. After two years, surviving seedlings were 62 cm tall on average. Statistical significance was not assessed. Methods: In December 1994, nursery-grown black mangrove seedlings were planted into an intertidal mudflat (where the previous mangrove forest had been cut down three years earlier). A total of 555 seedlings were planted, in 111 clusters of five. Clusters were 1 m apart and at least 60 cm from naturally colonizing trees. The plastic bag containing each cluster was slit to allow the roots to grow. Seedling survival and height were monitored for two years. This site was also studied in (32).

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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