Restoring Rainforest Species by Direct Seeding: Tree Seedling Establishment and Growth Performance on Degraded Land in the Wet Tropics of Australia

Doust, S.J., P.D. Erskine and D. Lamb

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Results indicate that direct seeding can be a viable establishment method, but the identity of species to be used, the circumstances under which they should be directly sown and the most appropriate timing of sowing will vary with situations. Species characteristics, including seed size, growth rate potential and light requirement will be important to consider in relation to the probable conditions that will develop for seedlings following germination (particularly in relation to plant competition) with or without post-sowing site management, such as removal of weeds.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Forest Ecology and Management