Effects of 1-year vs. annual treatment of Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) in forests

Robert E. Loeb, Jesse Germeraad, Travis Treece, Daniel Wakefield, Steve Ward

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Abstract

Amur honeysuckle recovery following treatments annually and only in 1-year, during 2002 to 2009, was compared in the forests of Radnor Lake State Natural Area in Nashville, TN. Annual treatment areas had significantly lower mean Amur honeysuckle plant counts than 1-yr treatment areas for both ≤1 m (3.3 ft) and >1 m plant heights and on both sloped and level areas, except for plants ≤1 m tall on level areas, which most likely indicated more soil moisture increasing seedling establishment and root sprouting in the first year after treatment. The significant, positive Pearson's product moment correlations for Amur honeysuckle counts of plants ≤1 m tall, with arboreal basal area and with canopy species diversity in the level areas of the annual treatment plots, were also most likely evidence for the importance of greater soil moisture during the first year after treatment for greater Amur honeysuckle recovery. For land managers interested in native vegetation restoration, guidance is provided to plan for long-term, invasive plant species treatment and recovery monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-339
Number of pages6
JournalInvasive Plant Science and Management
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2010

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