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Evaluation of shrub and tree species used for revegetating copper mine wastes in the south-western United States. [Dodonea viscosa (L. ) Jacq. , Baccharis sarothroides Gray, Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. , and Nicotiana glauca Grah]

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Abstract

The revegetation work begun in 1970 at Cyprus Pima Mine, an open pit copper mine south-west of Tucson, Arizona, was evaluated to determine the effects of slope aspect and mining waste material on plant survival and growth. Only one shrub, Dodonea viscosa (L.) Jacq. (hopbush), survived on the east slope. Baccharis sarothroides Gray (desert broom) was prolific on the north aspect. Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. (palo verde) survived best on the east slope and Nicotiana glauca Grah. (desert tobacco) survived only on the north slope. The survival of the other tree species was not affected by slope aspect. Slope exposure did not affect tree size, except for Eucalyptus microtheca Muell. (tiny capsule eucalyptus) which grew larger on the north slope. E. rostrata Schlechtend (red gum eucalyptus) grew taller in overburden than in tailing on the east slope. Differences in soil material within each slope exposure did not significantly affect growth of the other tree species. In semi-arid regions, such as south-western Arizona, even slight differences in available moisture may determine the survival of a plant species in the area. (Refs. 11).
Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1982
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-83-184430
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: J. Arid Environ.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 5:4
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; MINES; REVEGETATION; SHRUBS; PLANT GROWTH; TREES; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; COPPER; EUCALYPTUSES; GEOGRAPHICAL VARIATIONS; LAND RECLAMATION; MOISTURE; MORTALITY; SOILS; SPECIES DIVERSITY; ELEMENTS; GROWTH; METALS; PLANTS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; UNDERGROUND FACILITIES; VARIATIONS; 140504* - Solar Energy Conversion- Biomass Production & Conversion- (-1989); 510500 - Environment, Terrestrial- Site Resource & Use Studies- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5570464
Research Organizations:
Dept of Plant Sciences, Univ of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721; Ludeke Corp, 3550 North Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85012
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: JAEND
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 299-304
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Norem, M A, Day, A D, and Ludeke, K L. Evaluation of shrub and tree species used for revegetating copper mine wastes in the south-western United States. [Dodonea viscosa (L. ) Jacq. , Baccharis sarothroides Gray, Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. , and Nicotiana glauca Grah]. United Kingdom: N. p., 1982. Web.
Norem, M A, Day, A D, & Ludeke, K L. Evaluation of shrub and tree species used for revegetating copper mine wastes in the south-western United States. [Dodonea viscosa (L. ) Jacq. , Baccharis sarothroides Gray, Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. , and Nicotiana glauca Grah]. United Kingdom.
Norem, M A, Day, A D, and Ludeke, K L. 1982. "Evaluation of shrub and tree species used for revegetating copper mine wastes in the south-western United States. [Dodonea viscosa (L. ) Jacq. , Baccharis sarothroides Gray, Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. , and Nicotiana glauca Grah]." United Kingdom.
@misc{etde_5570464,
title = {Evaluation of shrub and tree species used for revegetating copper mine wastes in the south-western United States. [Dodonea viscosa (L. ) Jacq. , Baccharis sarothroides Gray, Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. , and Nicotiana glauca Grah]}
author = {Norem, M A, Day, A D, and Ludeke, K L}
abstractNote = {The revegetation work begun in 1970 at Cyprus Pima Mine, an open pit copper mine south-west of Tucson, Arizona, was evaluated to determine the effects of slope aspect and mining waste material on plant survival and growth. Only one shrub, Dodonea viscosa (L.) Jacq. (hopbush), survived on the east slope. Baccharis sarothroides Gray (desert broom) was prolific on the north aspect. Cerdicium microphyllum Torr. (palo verde) survived best on the east slope and Nicotiana glauca Grah. (desert tobacco) survived only on the north slope. The survival of the other tree species was not affected by slope aspect. Slope exposure did not affect tree size, except for Eucalyptus microtheca Muell. (tiny capsule eucalyptus) which grew larger on the north slope. E. rostrata Schlechtend (red gum eucalyptus) grew taller in overburden than in tailing on the east slope. Differences in soil material within each slope exposure did not significantly affect growth of the other tree species. In semi-arid regions, such as south-western Arizona, even slight differences in available moisture may determine the survival of a plant species in the area. (Refs. 11).}
journal = {J. Arid Environ.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {5:4}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1982}
month = {Dec}
}