1988), and competition with the exotic invasive saltcedar
(Tamarix chinensis) (Howe and Knopf, 1991; Busch and Smith, 1995; Smith etal.
Lastly, the team found that migrant abundance, species richness, and community composition in Arizona were all influenced by riparian vegetation composition, and those habitats containing significant amounts of saltcedar
The proportion of lowland riparian corridors covered by exotic saltcedar
trees have become the bane of western states' riparian zones as dense saltcedar
thickets tap water tables and monopolize riverbanks without providing food to local wildlife.
In Texas, METRIC revealed that invasive saltcedar
trees were using less water than expected, indicating an expensive eradication of the trees was likely not necessary.
The bushy saltcedar
, a deciduous tree brought to the United States for erosion control in the 1800s, is crowding out native willow and cottonwoods on more than a million acres along western waterways.
While cheat grass (Bromus tectorum) may change fire return intervals in the Great Basin of western North America (D'Antonio and Vitousek 1992) and saltcedar
One application of the ISFS, a habitat suitability map for saltcedar
in the continental United States, is described in the February edition of the journal "Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Water shortages in the Rio Grande have been significantly impacted by the invasion and spread of the invasive shrub saltcedar
(Tamarix chinensis Lour.
Canadian border, the Canadians want to stop the northward migration of the saltcedar
tree, a common invasive tree in the western United States.
TREE ID'S: If you can't tell a fir from a pine or a sycamore from a saltcedar
, read on.
Brought to the United States from Asia in the early 1800s as an ornamental plant and stream bank stabilizer, saltcedar
can be found west of the Great Plains from Montana to northwestern Mexico.