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Clear it – but will they come? Native plants need re-seeding after rhododendron removal, study finds

04:19 EDT 23 Aug 2017 | Physorg.COM

Native plants need a helping hand if they are to recover from invasive rhododendron, Scottish ecologists have discovered. A new study in the Journal of Applied Ecology reveals that – even at sites cleared of rhododendron 30 years ago – much native flora has still not returned. As a result, rhododendron eradication programmes may need to be supplemented by reseeding for the original plant community to re-establish.

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