Notes on afforestation of open-cast mining site at Rossmore Forest (Co. Carlow).

  • Liam Condon Divisional Inspector, Forest and Wildlife Service, Kilkenny.
  • Niall OCarroll Research Branch, Forest and Wildlife Service, Bray.
Keywords: Site reclamation, mining, site cultivation, fertilisers, pH, species selection.

Abstract

An 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.
Published
1975-11-01
How to Cite
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
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