||Critical factors controlling vegetation growth on completed sanitary landfills /
Gilman, Edward F. ;
Leone, Ida A. ;
Flower, Franklin B.
||Cook Coll., New Brunswick, NJ.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
|| Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Sanitary landfills--New Jersey--East Brunswick. ;
Trees--New Jersey--Growth. ;
Revegetation--New Jersey--East Brunswick. ;
Reclamation of land--New Jersey--East Brunswick. ;
Plant-soil relationships. ;
East Brunswick (N.J.) ;
Earth fills ;
Plant growth ;
Land reclamation ;
Plant nutrition ;
Plant physiology ;
Soil chemistry ;
Pine trees ;
New Jersey ;
Land application ;
Black gum trrees
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||213 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
This study identifies some of the critical factors that affect tree and shrub growth on reclaimed sanitary landfill sites and determines which woody species are adaptable to the adverse growth conditions of such sites. Trees planted at the Edgeboro Landfill, East Brunswick, New Jersey produced less shoot and stem growth and shallower roots than trees on the adjacent control plot. Of 19 woody species planted 4 years ago on a 14-year-old landfill, black gum and Japanese black pine proved to be the most tolerant and green as ash and hybrid poplar the least tolerant to landfill conditions. Root systems of the more tolerant species proved to be shallower than those of the landfill intolerant species.
"EPA-600/2-81-164." "PB81-246324." "Grant no. R 805970-01." "September 1981." Includes bibliographical references (pages 156-162). Microfiche.