Use of Municipal Sewage Sludge for Improvement of Forest Sites in the Southeast

  • Authors: Berry, Charles R.
  • Publication Year: 1987
  • Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
  • Source: Res. Pap. SE-266. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 35 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SE-RP-266

Abstract

In eight field experiments dried municipal sewage sludge was applied to forest sites before planting of seedlings. In all cases, tree growth was faster on sludge-amended plots than on plots that received fertilizer and lime or no amendment. Deep subsoiling was beneficial regardless of Soil amendment. Where weeds were plentiful at the outset, they became serious competitors on plots receiving sludge.

  • Citation: Berry, Charles R. 1987. Use of Municipal Sewage Sludge for Improvement of Forest Sites in the Southeast. Res. Pap. SE-266. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 35 p.
  • Keywords: Reclamation, borrow pit, tree growth, Pinus taeda, Liquidambar styraciflua, soil nutrients, subsoiling
  • Posted Date: January 1, 2000
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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