Articles | Volume 7, issue 5
Research article
26 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 26 Oct 2016

Effects of topsoil treatments on afforestation in a dry Mediterranean climate (southern Spain)

Paloma Hueso-González, Juan Francisco Martínez-Murillo, and Jose Damian Ruiz-Sinoga

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The development of alternative low-cost and low-environmental-impact revegetation methods is necessary for the effective management of Mediterranean forest environments. This research assessed the effects of five types of soil amendment on the success of afforestation processes. In terms of land management, the study shows that the addition of mulch or hydroabsorbent polymer can reduce transplanting stress and improve the success of afforestation programs.