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Title: Growth and biomass of Populus irrigated with landfill leachate

Author: Zalesny, Jill A.; Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr. Jr.; Coyle, David R.; Hall, Richard B.;

Date: 2007

Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 248: 143-152.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Resource managers are challenged with waste disposal and leachate produced from its degradation. Poplar (Populus spp.) trees offer an opportunity for ecological leachate disposal as an irrigation source for managed tree systems. Our objective was to irrigate Populus trees with municipal solid waste landfill leachate or fertilized well water (control) (N, P, K) during the 2005 and 2006 growing seasons and test for differences in tree height, diameter, volume, and biomass of leaves, stems, branches, and roots. The trees were grown at the Oneida County Landfill located 6 km west of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA.

Keywords: hybrid poplar, phytoremediation, Populus deltoides, Populus maximowiczii, Populus nigra, Populus trichocarpa, root mass fraction

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Zalesny, Jill A.; Zalesny, Ronald S., Jr.; Coyle, David R.; Hall, Richard B. 2007. Growth and biomass of Populus irrigated with landfill leachate. Forest Ecology and Management. 248: 143-152.


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