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.
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.
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
"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
Zoologist Nick Romanowski has spent three decades working with aquatic plants. His nursery, Dragonfly Aquatics, was the first to specialise in indigenous aquatic and wetland plants, growing species from all parts of Australia. Nick’s most recent books include Edible Water Gardens, a worldwide encyclopaedia of edible wetland plants, and Sustainable Freshwater Aquaculture.