Selected physical properties of initial soils on the outside spoil bank of the Belchatow brown coal mine
M. Pajak, W. Krzaklewskihttps://doi.org/10.17221/2077-JFSCitation:Pajak M., Krzaklewski W. (2007): Selected physical properties of initial soils on the outside spoil bank of the Belchatow brown coal mine. J. For. Sci., 53: 308-313.
The purpose of the study was to assess, in respect of selected physical properties, the reclamation of the northern slope of the outside spoil bank of the Belchatów brown coal mine by reforestation carried out 20 years ago. Investigations were carried out on 55 permanent research plots. This study confirmed the efficiency of reclamation of strip-mine spoils, and its results allowed to point out the properties of initial soils as the most useful characteristics for the assessment of land reclamation by reforestation.Keywords:forest reclamation; spoil bank; initial soils