The environmental conditions of desertifed areas differ from those where natural regeneration of shrubs and trees occurs, and the revegetation process can be acceletated by planting shrubs and trees. A variety of countermeasures including constructing sand barriers, planting trees and establishing appropriate stocking rates must be implemented under careful consideration of both local socio-economic demands and the degraded environmental condition. This article presents the results of some revegetation trials the author undertook in China and Mongolia. It describes how countermeasures to prevent sand drift and soil erosion are needed in accordance with varying site conditions.
Global Environmental Research