Planting Wetlands and Dams
A Practical Guide to Wetland Design, Construction and PropagationSecond Edition
A step-by-step, plain language guide to the creation of conditions in which wetland plants will thrive.
Wetland planting can bring back biodiversity, reduce the impact of drought and flood, improve water quality and conserve beauty in a mismanaged landscape. Planting Wetlands and Dams is a step-by-step, plain language guide to the creation of conditions in which wetland plants will thrive, from design and construction to collecting plants, seeds and propagation. + Full description
Completely revised and expanded, this new edition includes comprehensive information for around 200 genera of wetland plants from Tasmania to the tropics, complemented by more than 60 new colour photographs. It discusses the modification and improvement of existing dams, new lining materials available, and planning for plant and animal habitat needs. It provides updated information on legal requirements as well as significant exotic weeds, and examines the pros and cons of establishing new wetlands in dry climates.- Short description
No longer available in a print edition.
"The text is well structured and packed with helpful hints, facts and useful advice reinforced by clear explanations of the rationale and the science underpinning the recommendations. The book is a comprehensive, authoritative, practical, accessible, engaging and easy to read guide to the planning, designing, constructing and vegetating of new and existing open water wetlands."
Michael Hensen, Australasian Plant Conservation, Vol 19 No 1, Jul-Aug 2010
DetailsePDF | November 2009
Publisher: Landlinks Press
- Offers a complete guide for all Australia and covers all the major types of wetlands
- Gives planning advice on establishing new dams and wetlands and habitat restoration in previously drained wetlands
- Covers construction, materials and machinery, water control and treatment, and layout of underwater landscape
- Gives advice on selecting plants, propagation and planting
- Contains detailed information lists for around 200 genera of wetland plants from Tasmania to the tropics