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Reforestation species study on a reclaimed surface mine in western Maryland

Author(s):

Jay A. Engle

Year:

1980

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Northern Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Northeastern Research Station

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

Description

Westvaco 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.

Citation

Engle, 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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