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    Author(s): Donald H. Marx
    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. 109-116
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Northeastern Research Station
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    A brief introduction to ecto- and endomycorrhizae and their importance to plants is presented. Recent findings confirm the significance of ectomycorrhizae, particularly those formed by Pisolithus tinctorius in nurseries, to survival and growth of pine seedlings on strip-mined lands. Commercial inoculum of this fungus may be available in 1981. Recent research shows that endomycorrhizal fungi affect growth of grasses and certain hardwood trees on coal spoils.

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    Marx, Donald H. 1980. Role of mycorrhizae in forestation of surface mines. In: Trees for Reclamation Symposium Proceedings; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-61. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 109-116

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