The following research project was designed around several recurring questions that had arisen in previous restoration efforts, and that appeared to be questions that would be important to address for the wider restoration community. The primary questions being explored in this research project include:
1) Is ‘coarse mulching’ or ‘fine mulching’ of woody tamarisk biomass more useful for enhancing establishment of desirable seeded species and inhibiting secondary weed invasion?
2) Does seeding before mulching enhance the establishment of desirable seeded species (compared with seeding after mulching)?
3) Does the incorporation of an herbicide treatment significantly enhance the establishment of desirable seeded species in a cheatgrass dominated understory?
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Looking for more hands-on information about mulching, seeding, or herbicide application methods? Interested in other related trainings such as plant identification, or maybe you are just interested in participating in a local revegetation project to gain more on-the-ground experience? Check out the Riparian Restoration Connection, your online resource for trainings, seminars and events focused on riparian restoration efforts impacted by woody invasives such as tamarisk and Russian olive in the American West. Click Here