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Title: The revegetation of drastically disturbed lands
Authors: Mrena, Chuck
Issue Date: 1-Aug-1998
Abstract: The objectives of this study were: (1) To identify and review the revegetation strategies and techniques currently being used by various agencies; (2) To assess the identified revegetation strategies and techniques for use in Manitoba; (3) To evaluate the chosen revegetation strategies and techniques through field trials; (4) To make recommendations for the revegetation of drastically disturbed lands based upon the review of strategies and techniques, and the results of field studies; and (5) To develop guidelines for "post-study" monitoring and analysis of field studies. Field trials were used to assess the potential of hydroseeding and mulching around established trees and shrubs in the revegetation of drastically disturbed lands within Manitoba and the Manitoba Model Forest. The materials that were evaluated included currently available hydroseeding products, specifically, a bonded fiber matrix and a wood fiber product with tackifiers. In addition, a paper mill sludge was evaluated for its potential as acomponent of a hydroseeding slurry and as a protective mulch (both as a dry mulch and a "hydromulch") for established trees and shrubs (Jackpine, 'Pinus banksiana'; White spruce, 'Picea glauca'; Buffaloberry (soap berry), ' Shepherdia argentia'; Dogwood, 'Cornus stolonifera'; Acute willow, 'Salk acutifolia'; Wild rose, 'Rosa sp '.; Hawthorn, 'Crataegus arnoldiana'). (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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