Notes on afforestation of open-cast mining site at Rossmore Forest (Co. Carlow).
Keywords: Site reclamation, mining, site cultivation, fertilisers, pH, species selection.
AbstractAn area of 9.S ha of an open-cast coal mining site at Slatt (near Crettyard, Castlecomer) was recently acquired. In view of probable increase in the development of such sites for forestry purposes an investigation into the difficulties and problems of afforestation thereon was deemed desirable. A joint Management/Research project was initiated in June 1973, following which the area was planted in the spring of 1974. The following is the brief account of the undertaking.
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Condon, L., & OCarroll, N. (1975). Notes on afforestation of open-cast mining site at Rossmore Forest (Co. Carlow). Irish Forestry. Retrieved from https://journal.societyofirishforesters.ie/index.php/forestry/article/view/9317