Increased deep-rooted perennial trees and shrubs
Deep-rooted perennial trees and shrubs play an important role in maintaining soil structural stability and groundwater levels.
Suggested indicator: Deep-rooted perennials+
Increased deep-rooted perennial trees and shrubs may be associated with:
|Potential associated impacts||Suggested indicators+|
|Increased canopy cover||
|Changed ground cover|
|Changed vegetation condition|
|Changed environmental weed invasion||
|Increased quality and quantity of soil organic matter||
|Potential for improved soil nutrient retention||
|Reduced risk of soil erosion in some situations||
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Last updated 7 September 2010