Use of saltcedar
and Utah juniper as fillers in wood-plastic composites.
Along the upper San Pedro River, Arizona, which is a small order stream located in Chihuahuan Semidesert Grassland and Desertscrub biotic communities (Brown and Lowe, 1994), most woody plants felled or gnawed by beavers were Fremont cottonwood (Populus fremontii) and Goodding's willow (Salix gooddingii) whereas saltcedar
(Tamarix species), velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina), and other woody species were observed gnawed only a few times, if at all (Johnson and van Riper, 2014).
Behaviorally active green leaf volatiles for monitoring the leaf beetle, Diorhabda elongata, a biocontrol agent of saltcedar
, Tamarix spp.
Plasticity and genetic diversity may allow saltcedar
to invade cold climates in North America.
Ulmaceae Elm Family Chinese elm, lacebark Ulmus parvifolia Jacq.
Program for biological control of saltcedar
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
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.
Impact, biology, and ecology of saltcedar
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