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Reclaiming Illinois Strip Mined Coal Lands with Trees

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In Illinois about 100 square miles of land have been, or will eventually be stripped in the process of mining coal. Although these areas are but a very small percentage of the total land area of the state, they are ugly scars on the landscape. Largely through the leadership of the Illinois Division of Forestry the mine operators have undertaken a program of planting stripped areas. This work has now been underway for some years and the results so far obtained are here reported.

Document Type: Journal Article

Publication date: August 1, 1941

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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