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    Author(s): Walter D. Smith
    Date: 1980
    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. 53-55
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    Trees provided the coal surface mining industry with a means of restoring the land's productivity at a minimum expense. Trees may still be included in the reclamation plan but tree planting in Ohio was drastically reduced by the 1972 Ohio Surface Mining and Reclamation Law. The basic reasons are categorized as technical, social and economic. The revegetation phase of coal surface mined land is most vital to successful reclamation and hopefully trees will continue to contribute to such success.

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    Smith, Walter D. 1980. Has anyone noticed that trees are not being planted any longer?. In: Trees for Reclamation Symposium Proceedings; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-61. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 53-55

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