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Title: Using trees on reclaimed mined lands in southern Illinois
Author: Sandusky, Jim;
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. 17-19
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: In southern Illinois Peabody Coal Company included reforestation as a part of its ten year plan for the reclamation of acid mine spoil. Hand planted trees had highest survival rates. The species that proved most successful were black locust, autumn olive, sweetgum, black alder, loblolly pine, and river birch.
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Sandusky, Jim 1980. Using trees on reclaimed mined lands in southern Illinois. In: Trees for Reclamation Symposium Proceedings; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-61. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 17-19
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