A comparison of two systems of establishing trees on coal strip mine spoils

dc.contributor.advisorRobak, E.
dc.contributor.authorMiller, William Timothy
dc.description.abstractStrip mining for coal found under forested areas leaves large areas of land totally unproductive. The spoils that are left behind are low in nutrients, have a poor water retaining capacity, are unstable, and have a low pH. The treatment system that is commonly carried out on these spoils to reforest them is called the agricultural system. It involves grading followed by primary and secondary site preparation, fertilization, and liming. The proposed system involves grading and then planting each tree in an auger hole filled with soil which will promote tree growth. The cost of planting a jack pine stand by each system is compared. The costs associated with establishing a Christmas tree plantation by the auger system are presented. The results indicate that although the auger system offers several advantages over the agricultural system, it is very expensive by comparison. Key Words: agricultural system, auger system, Christmas trees, costs, plantation, spoils
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dc.description.noteMiller, William Timothy (1984). A comparison of two systems of establishing trees on coal strip mine spoils . (Engineering Senior Report no. TFEM-123 1984). Fredericton : University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Engineering TFEM-123 1984 1882/17343 Original faculty name: Faculty of Forestry
dc.description.noteUniversity of New Brunswick. Faculty of Forestry.
dc.format.extentvi, 45 pages
dc.publisherUniversity of New Brunswick
dc.subject.disciplineForest Engineering
dc.titleA comparison of two systems of establishing trees on coal strip mine spoils
dc.typesenior report
thesis.degree.disciplineForest Engineering
thesis.degree.fullnameBachelor of Science in Forest Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of New Brunswick