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Indiana Strip-Mine Plantings

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Abstract:

Reforestation of the spoil piles that follow the open-cut mining of coal in Indiana has been under way since 1926. Many species of trees, both softwoods and hardwoods, have been tried out with results described in this article. Under a plan approved by the Indiana Coal Producers Association in September, 1944, all lands owned by member companies will hereafter be devoted to their highest use.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Director, Division of Forestry and Reclamation, Indiana Coal Producers Association, Terre Haute, Ind.

Publication date: January 1, 1946

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