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Shivanand Hiremath

Notes: This person is no longer an employee of the Northern Research Station.

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Planting American chestnut on a reclaimed mine site on the Wayne National Forest. Hiremath, Forest Service

Novel Ectomycorrhizal Fungus Beneficial for Restoration of the American Chestnut in Reclaimed Mined Sites

Year: 2011

A major problem in reforestation efforts on nutrient-poor abandoned mined lands are the survival and establishment of planted seedlings in the harsh environment. Inoculating seedlings with suitable mycorrhizal fungi can mitigate this problem by providing improved nutrient and water uptake to the seedling. We have identified a novel native ectomycorrhizal fungus associated with American chestnut seedlings that improves their survival and growth in mined lands.

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