Add upland topsoil before/after planting trees/shrubs: brackish/saline wetlands
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Topsoil can be a source of soil organic matter and help to improve water retention (Bruland & Richardson 2004). This might benefit wetland vegetation, particularly when creating new swamps. Topsoil may often be added to complement planting (current intervention) rather than without planting: upland soil will probably not contain seeds or fragments of swamp plants. Caution: Topsoil may contain seeds or fragments of undesirable vegetation.
Related actions: Add upland topsoil, other than to complement planting; Transplant wetland soil before/after planting.
Bruland G.L. & Richardson C.J. (2004) Hydrologic gradients and topsoil additions affect soil properties of Virginia created wetlands. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 68, 2069–2077.
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This Action forms part of the Action Synopsis:Marsh and Swamp Conservation
Marsh and Swamp Conservation - Published 2021
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