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Performance of Ponderosa Pine on Bituminous Mine Spoils in PennsylvaniaAuthor(s): Walter H. Davidson
Source: Res. Pap. NE-358. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionSeedlings from 40 seed sources of ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Laws.) were planted on a strip-mine spoil in central Pennsylvania in 1969. Survival of seedlings from different sources ranged from 23 to 90 percent after six growing seasons. The average height of the seedlings ranged from 67 to 140 cm for the same period. Eight sources produced seedlings that were average or above in both height growth and survival.
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CitationDavidson, Walter H. 1977. Performance of Ponderosa Pine on Bituminous Mine Spoils in Pennsylvania. Res. Pap. NE-358. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6p.
Keywordsponderosa pine, surface mine, reclamation, ecotype, provenance
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