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Reforestation species study on a reclaimed surface mine in western MarylandAuthor(s): Jay A. Engle
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. 35-36
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionWestvaco Forest Research established a species comparison test including eighteen species of trees in the spring of 1978 on a recently reclaimed surface mine in Garrett County, Maryland. After two growing seasons height growth of all species has not been impressive. Seven species have better than 75 percent survival with pitch pine being best. Seven other species have survival rates between 50 and 75 percent. Tall herbaceous vegetation, like crown vetch, can be a major deterrent t o establishing trees on reclaimed surface mine sites.
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CitationEngle, Jay A. 1980. Reforestation species study on a reclaimed surface mine in western Maryland. In: Trees for Reclamation Symposium Proceedings; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-61. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 35-36
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