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Mine Reclamation Strategies for the Restoration of American Chestnut (Castanea dentata)
Ecological Restoration (2008)
  • Jenise M. Bauman, Western Washington University
  • Brian C. McCarthy
  • Carolyn H. Keiffer

The article focuses on the significance of mine land reclamation strategies to restore American chestnut in the U.S. According to the author, hundreds of thousand of acres of reclaimed strip mines across the central Appalachian Mountains are experiencing arrest succession. The environmentalists are suggesting methods to speed up hardwood succession for reclamation purposes and to restore American chestnut. Moreover, the objective of the research are to utilize the basic Forest Reclamation Approach to assess the different forms of surface conditioning of mined soils relate to the survival and growth of American chestnut and other hardwood species.

  • American chestnut,
  • Mine restoration,
  • Land reclamation
Publication Date
December, 2008
Citation Information
Jenise M. Bauman, Brian C. McCarthy and Carolyn H. Keiffer. "Mine Reclamation Strategies for the Restoration of American Chestnut (Castanea dentata)" Ecological Restoration Vol. 26 Iss. 4 (2008)
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