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Spekboom (Portulacaria afra) Planting in Degraded Thickets Improves Soil Properties and Vegetation Diversity

Spekboom (Portulacaria afra) Planting in Degraded Thickets Improves Soil Properties and... Hutchinson, T.F., D.A. Yaussy, R.P. Long, J. Rebbeck and E. Ken- degraded by domestic herbivores (Lloyd et al. 2002). In nedy Sutherland. 2012. Long-term (13–year) effects of repeated recognition of the problem, the South African government prescribed fires on stand structure and tree regeneration in initiated the Subtropical Thicket Restoration Project (van mixed-oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 286:87–100. der Vyver et al. 2013), whose dual mandate is to ecologically Keyser, T.L., V.L. McDaniel, R.N. Klein, D.G. Drees, J.A. Burton and restore degraded thickets and use the initiative to create M.M. Forder. 2018. Short-term stem mortality of 10 deciduous employment. The project identified Portulacaria afra (spe- broadleaved species following prescribed burning in upland kboom) as the plant that has the potential to restore these forests of the southern US. International Journal of Wildland Fire 27:42–51. degraded thickets (Mills et al. 2007, Sigwela et al. 2009). Loomis, R.M. 1973. Estimating fire-caused mortality and injury in Spekboom is a succulent tree that reproduces vegeta- oak-hickory forests. Research Paper NC-94. St. Paul, MN: U.S. tively and establishes easily aer ft transplant from cuttings. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest It has the potential to shade soils, return organic matter, Experiment http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ecological Restoration University of Wisconsin Press

Spekboom (Portulacaria afra) Planting in Degraded Thickets Improves Soil Properties and Vegetation Diversity

Ecological Restoration , Volume 37 (2) – May 28, 2019

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Hutchinson, T.F., D.A. Yaussy, R.P. Long, J. Rebbeck and E. Ken- degraded by domestic herbivores (Lloyd et al. 2002). In nedy Sutherland. 2012. Long-term (13–year) effects of repeated recognition of the problem, the South African government prescribed fires on stand structure and tree regeneration in initiated the Subtropical Thicket Restoration Project (van mixed-oak forests. Forest Ecology and Management 286:87–100. der Vyver et al. 2013), whose dual mandate is to ecologically Keyser, T.L., V.L. McDaniel, R.N. Klein, D.G. Drees, J.A. Burton and restore degraded thickets and use the initiative to create M.M. Forder. 2018. Short-term stem mortality of 10 deciduous employment. The project identified Portulacaria afra (spe- broadleaved species following prescribed burning in upland kboom) as the plant that has the potential to restore these forests of the southern US. International Journal of Wildland Fire 27:42–51. degraded thickets (Mills et al. 2007, Sigwela et al. 2009). Loomis, R.M. 1973. Estimating fire-caused mortality and injury in Spekboom is a succulent tree that reproduces vegeta- oak-hickory forests. Research Paper NC-94. St. Paul, MN: U.S. tively and establishes easily aer ft transplant from cuttings. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest It has the potential to shade soils, return organic matter, Experiment

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Ecological RestorationUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: May 28, 2019

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