New experience in mangrove restoration, Playa las Canas, La Coloma

  • Published source details Baigorría Montero D., Rodríguez Crespo G., Domínguez Junco D. & Milián Cabrera I. (2008) Nueva experiencia en la restauración de manglares, Playa las Canas, La Coloma. Revista Forestal Baracoa, 27, 3-12.


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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 2007–2008 in a degraded mangrove forest in Cuba (Baigorría Montero et al. 2008) reported 100% survival of planted black mangrove Avicennia germinans seedlings after 15 days, and that the average size of surviving seedlings increased over two months. All 125 surveyed seedlings were alive 15 days after planting. Seedlings planted amongst saltwort Batis maritima were 5 cm tall 15 days after planting, 10 cm tall after one month, and 21 cm tall after two months (with 3 branches and 6 leaves/plant). Seedlings planted into bare sediment were only 18 cm tall after two months (with <1 branch and 3 leaves/plant). Methods: In November 2007, five thousand nursery-reared black mangrove seedlings were planted in a degraded mangrove forest (damaged by storms and sediment deposition in 2002–2004). Seedlings were planted 1.5–2.0 m apart and 15–20 cm deep. Some seedlings were planted within patches of saltwort, and some into bare sediment. Seedlings were monitored until January 2008, but survival rates beyond 15 days were not clearly reported.

    (Summarised by: Nigel Taylor)

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