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Tamarix ramosissima (saltcedar, tamarisk)

Tamarix ramosissima
Tamarix ramosissima
Photo courtesy Joseph DiTomaso

Tamarix ramosissima (saltcedar, tamarisk) is a shrub or a tree (family Tamaricaceae) and can be found along streams and lake shores, throughout California. Tamarix ramosissima is associated with dramatic changes in geomorphology, groundwater availability, soil chemistry, fire frequency, plant community composition, and native wildlife diversity. It also hybridizes with Tamarix gallica and Tamarix chinensis.

Cal-IPC Inventory rating: High

Cal-IPC Resources on Tamarix ramosissima

Cal-IPC News Articles

  • Brusati, E. (2009). The cost of weeds to California. Cal-IPC News. 17: 6,7,13.
  • Burkhart, B. and M. Kelly (2005). Which weeds dominate southern California urban riparian systems? Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,12.
  • Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2005). Don't sell a pest: A new partnership to prevent plant invasions through horticulture. Cal-IPC News. 13: 4-5,14.
  • (2004). Invasive species legislation: What's hot on "The Hill". Cal-IPC News. 11: 7.
  • (2004). How much do weeds cost society? The tamarisk example. Cal-IPC News. 11: 6.
  • Carruthers, R. I. and C. J. DeLoach (2004). Progress on the biological control of tamarisk. Cal-IPC News. 11: 4-5.
  • Owen, K. (2004). An island called Santa Cruz: Removing invasives on the Channel Islands. Cal-IPC News. 12: 4-5,13.
  • Zavaleta, E. S., R. J. Hobbs, et al. (2002). Viewing invasive species removal in a whole-ecosystem context. CalEPPC News. 10: 5-7.
  • Bell, C. E., M. Evans, et al. (2000). Exotic pest plants, Calif. Assoc. of Nurserymen, and CalEPPC. CalEPPC News. 9: 9-10.
  • Kelly, M. (1999). Roundup of Arundo projects reveals commitment, strategic weakness. CalEPPC News. 7: 4-9.
  • Kelly, M. (1997). Lessons from the front: Taking stock to avoid surprises. CalEPPC NEWS. 5: 4-7.
  • Neill, B. (1997). Prescription for applying herbicide to tamarisk. CalEPPC News. 5: 7-10.
  • (1995). Biological control of invasive exotic pest plant species: A report on the importance of maintaining and enhancing our nation's biological control capabilities. CalEPPC News. 3: 6-10.
  • Lovich, J. (1995). Wildlife and weeds: life in an alien landscape. CalEPPC News. 3: 4-5.
  • Kelly, M. (1994). Tamarisk advancing in Baja California. CalEPPC News. 2: 9.

Cal-IPC Symposium Proceedings

  • Dudley, T. and M. Brooks (2011). Monitoring environmental responses to Tamarix biocontrol and ecosystem recovery in the Virgin River watershed. Cal-IPC 2011 Symposium. Tahoe City, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Lardiere, B. M. and D. Bieber. (2011). The evolution of arundo removal efforts on Camp Pendleton. Cal-IPC 2011 Symposium. Tahoe City, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Dudley, T., M. Kuehn, et al. (2010). How will tamarisk biocontrol affect wildlife? . Cal-IPC 2010 Symposium Ventura, CA, California Invasive Plant Council
  • Lardiere, B. M. and D. Bieber (2009). Maintaining riparian habitats after initial invasive plant treatments on Camp Pendleton. Cal-IPC Symposium 2009. Visalia, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Knapp, J., S. Ratay, et al. (2007). Eradicating 25 species- Challenges and successes of switching from population to seed bank management on Catalina Island, California. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2007. San Diego, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Gevirtz, E., J. Jackson, et al. (2007). Tributaries to the Upper Santa Clara River, Los Angeles. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2007. San Diego, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Dalin, P., T. Dudley, et al. (2007). Regional testing of Diorhabda elongata ecotypes for the biocontrol of saltcedar (Tamarix spp.) in western US. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2007. San Diego, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Burkhart, B. and M. Kelly (2007). How to develop user-friendly riparian corridor invasive exotic species/habitat restoration master plans: Experiences on the San Diego and Otay Rivers. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2007. San Diego, CA, California Invasive Plant Council.
  • Connick, S. and M. Gerel (2004). Partnering to prevent invasions of plants of horticultural origin. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2004. Ventura, CA.
  • Carruthers, R., G. Anderson, et al. (2003). The use of remote sensing to assess biological control impact on saltcedar in Nevada. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Carruthers, R. and J. Buettner (2003). Biocontrols: Progress and ongoing needs. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Dudly, T. (2003). Riparian invaders: A multi-species approach. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Hunter, J. C., J. C. Sterling, et al. (2003). The abundance and distribution of non-native woody species in Sacramento Valley riparian zones. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Stromberg, J., S. Lite, et al. (2003). Managing stream flow regimes for riparian ecosystem restoration. California Invasive Plant Council Symposium 2003. Kings Beach, CA.
  • Kennedy, T. (2001). The impacts of a riparian invader, salt cedar (Tamarix ramosissima), on a stream food web. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium 2001. San Diego, CA.
  • Klassen, L. (2001). Sierra Club volunteers eradicate Tamarix ramosissima (tamarisk, saltcedar) in sensitive habitats in Anza Borrego State Park. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium 2001. San Diego, CA.
  • West, P. (2001). Invasive species in northern Mexico. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium 2001. San Diego, CA.
  • Bell, C. (1998). Risks and effects of various control methods. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Duncan, K. W. (1998). Spring Lake - A New Mexico case study in saltcedar management. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Faull, M. R. (1998). Tamarisk eradication at Red Rock Canyon State Park Mojave Desert, California. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Frandsen, P. (1998). The political side of exotic pest plants. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Frandsen, P. and N. E. Jackson (1998). Santa Ana River Interagency Habitat Recovery Project, Van Buren Bridge Project Area summary. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Gaskin, J. (1998). The use of molecular systematics to enhance the biological control of an invasive plant complex (Tamarix or salt cedar). California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
  • Jackson, N. E. (1998). Chemical control of giant reed (Arundo donax) and saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima). Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Kelly, M. (1998). SWAT: Special weed action teams as abassadors for education and energy. California Exotic Pest Plant Council '98 Symposium. Ontario, CA.
  • Lovich, J. E. and R. C. de Gouvenain (1998). Saltcedar invasion in desert wetlands of the southwestern United States: ecological and political implications. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
  • Neill, Bill. (1998) Recent advances on the tamarisk front.California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium '98. Ontario, CA.
  • Stein, E. D. (1998). Invasive weed control as mitigation: A shifting paradigm. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Tracy, J. L. and C. J. DeLoach (1998). Biological controls of saltcedar in the United States: Progress and projected ecological effects. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Vartanian, V. (1998). Destructive nature of arundo and tamarisk. Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Zembal, R. (1998). Habitat for threatened and endangered species: Quarantine areas of control exotic weeds? Arundo and saltcedar: The deadly duo. Ontario, CA.
  • Chavez, R. A. (1996). Integrated weed management: concept and practice. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • DeGouvenain, R. (1996). Origin, history, and current range of saltcedar in the U.S. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • DeLoach, C. J., M. Pitcairn, et al. (1996). Biological control of saltcedar in southern California. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Deuser, C. E. (1996). Decision criteria for developing saltcedar management plans. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Deuser, C. E. (1996). Saltcedar management: A success story. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • DiTomaso, J. (1996). Identification, biology, and ecology of saltcedar. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Egan, T. B. (1996). An approach to site restoration and maintenance for saltcedar control. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Jackson, N. E. (1996). Chemical control of saltcedar (Tamarix ramosissima). Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Jackson, N. E. (1996). Control of exotic weeds with Roundup herbicide: A survey of projects around the world. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium. San Diego, CA.
  • Jackson, N. E. and C. Bell (1996). Obtaining the right permits. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Lovich, J. E. (1996). A brief overview of the impact of tamarisk infestation on native plants and animals. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Neill, B. (1996). Guidelines for recruiting volunteers. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Stein, E. D. (1996). Invasive weed control and the need for serious section 404 Clean Water Act permits: The dual role of the Army Corps of Engineers. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.
  • Telllman, B. (1996). Stowaways and invited guests:How some exotic plants reached the American southwest. California Exotic Pest Plant Council Symposium. San Diego, CA.
  • Weisenborn, W. D. (1996). Saltcedar impacts on salinity, water, fire frequency, and flooding. Saltcedar Management Workshop. Rancho Mirage, CA.

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