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    Author(s): Walter H. Davidson; Russell J. Hutnik; Delbert E. Parr
    Date: 1984
    Source: Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 1(1): 7-12.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    This paper reviews the state of the art of surface mine reclamation for forestry in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Legislative constraints, socioeconomic issues, factors limiting the success of reforestation efforts, post-mining land-use trends, species options, and establishment techniques are discussed. Sources of assistance to landowners or managers are given and major publications on reclamation methods are cited. Information pruvided in the paper also applies to coal mining states adjacent to those listed above.

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    Davidson, Walter H.; Hutnik, Russell J.; Parr, Delbert E. 1984. Reforestation of mined land in the northeastern and north-central U.S. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry. 1(1): 7-12.

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