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Title: Growing trees on completed sanitary landfills. [Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies, Ginkgo biloba]

Abstract

A 10-year old completed landfill in New Jersey consisting of 9 m (depth) of refuse covered with 15-25 cm of soil was cleared of debris and vegetation and covered with 30 cm of subsoil and 15-25 cm of topsoil. Nineteen coniferous and broadleaved species were planted on the landfill and on a control site in 1975, and trees were maintained and growth and condition monitored over 4 years. On the basis of shoot length and stem area increase, the most successful of the surviving trees were Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies and Ginkgo biloba, in decreasing order of tolerance. Tolerance of landfill conditions appeared to be greatest in those species with low water requirements, a slow growth rate, high acid tolerance and a shallow root system. (Refs. 11).

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
New Jersey Agricultural Experimental Station, New Brunswick
OSTI Identifier:
6983724
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6983724
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Arboric. J.; (United States); Journal Volume: 7:3
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS; SANITARY LANDFILLS; LAND RECLAMATION; TREES; PLANT GROWTH; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; FIELD TESTS; NEW JERSEY; SPECIES DIVERSITY; TOLERANCE; FEDERAL REGION II; GROWTH; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; PLANTS; TESTING; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 510500* -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989); 140504 -- Solar Energy Conversion-- Biomass Production & Conversion-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Leone, I.A., Gilman, E.F., and Flower, F.B.. Growing trees on completed sanitary landfills. [Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies, Ginkgo biloba]. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Leone, I.A., Gilman, E.F., & Flower, F.B.. Growing trees on completed sanitary landfills. [Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies, Ginkgo biloba]. United States.
Leone, I.A., Gilman, E.F., and Flower, F.B.. Sat . "Growing trees on completed sanitary landfills. [Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies, Ginkgo biloba]". United States.
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title = {Growing trees on completed sanitary landfills. [Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies, Ginkgo biloba]},
author = {Leone, I.A. and Gilman, E.F. and Flower, F.B.},
abstractNote = {A 10-year old completed landfill in New Jersey consisting of 9 m (depth) of refuse covered with 15-25 cm of soil was cleared of debris and vegetation and covered with 30 cm of subsoil and 15-25 cm of topsoil. Nineteen coniferous and broadleaved species were planted on the landfill and on a control site in 1975, and trees were maintained and growth and condition monitored over 4 years. On the basis of shoot length and stem area increase, the most successful of the surviving trees were Nyssa sylvatica, Picea abies and Ginkgo biloba, in decreasing order of tolerance. Tolerance of landfill conditions appeared to be greatest in those species with low water requirements, a slow growth rate, high acid tolerance and a shallow root system. (Refs. 11).},
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journal = {Arboric. J.; (United States)},
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volume = 7:3,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1983},
month = {Sat Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 1983}
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