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Using trees on reclaimed mined lands in southern IllinoisAuthor(s): Jim Sandusky
Source: In: Trees for Reclamation Symposium Proceedings; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-61. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 17-19
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionIn southern Illinois Peabody Coal Company included reforestation as a part of its ten year plan for the reclamation of acid mine spoil. Hand planted trees had highest survival rates. The species that proved most successful were black locust, autumn olive, sweetgum, black alder, loblolly pine, and river birch.
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CitationSandusky, Jim. 1980. Using trees on reclaimed mined lands in southern Illinois. In: Trees for Reclamation Symposium Proceedings; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-61. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 17-19
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