Skip to Main Content
Rehabilitation of alpine vegetation in the Adirondack Mountains of New York StateAuthor(s): E.H. Ketchledge; R.E. Leonard; N.A. Richards; P.F. Craul; A.R. Eschner; A.R. Eschner
Source: Res. Pap. NE-553. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
PDF: View PDF (641.99 KB)
DescriptionThis paper describes field experiments in using sod-forming grasses from lower elevations as soil stabilizers, and discusses the effects of fertilizing and transplanting native vegetation as part of an integrated management plan for rehabilitating alpine plant communities in the Adirondacks. Results show that it is possible to stabilize severely degraded alpine communities by seeding exposed humus and detritus with bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) or red fescue (Festuca rubra L.) and fertilizing with a complete fertilizer and lime. When the treated areas are protected from further hiker impact, native vegetation returns; first a mat of' mosses develops under the grasses, then seedlings or rhizomes of vascular plants slowly invade the site.
- Check the Northern Research Station web site to request a printed copy of this publication.
- Our on-line publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat.
- During the capture process some typographical errors may occur.
- Please contact Sharon Hobrla, email@example.com if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationKetchledge, E.H.; Leonard, R.E.; Richards, N.A.; Craul, P.F.; Eschner, A.R. 1985. Rehabilitation of alpine vegetation in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. Res. Pap. NE-553. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 6 p.
Keywordsalpine rehabilitation, fertilization
- Parasitic Aspects of a Fairy Ring Fungus, Marasmius oreades
- Effect on Grass and Cereal Seedlings of Hydrogen Cyanide Produced by Mycelium and Sporophores of Marasmius oreades
- Two-year effects of aminopyralid on an invaded meadow in the Washington Cascades
XML: View XML