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Growth of Hardwoods and Conifers After 47 Years on Coal Mine in Southern Illinois

Survival, height, and DBH are reported for 18 tree species planted chiefly in 1947 by the USDA Forest Service on lands surface-mined for coal in southern Illinois. Species with the best overall performance among 16 species planted in plots by row were black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) planted as seedlings or seed, sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua L.), and tuliptree (yellow-poplar) (Liriodendron tulipifera L.). Conifers performed poorly except on extremely acidic sites. Tuliptree, silver maple (Acer saccharinum L.), and white and red oak (Quercus alba L. and Q. rubra L.) planted in single-species stands grew well.


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Author(s): William Clark Ashby

Publication: Tree Planters' Notes - Volume 47, Number 1 (1996)

Volume: 47

Number: 1