Articles | Volume 8, issue 6
Research article
02 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 02 Nov 2017

Revegetation in abandoned quarries with landfill stabilized waste and gravels: water dynamics and plant growth – a case study

Cheng-liang Zhang, Jing-jing Feng, Li-ming Rong, and Ting-ning Zhao

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A mixture of landfill stabilized waste and rock fragments (LGM) can be used as topsoil substitute during ecological restoration in abandoned quarries. Target species grew best when the volume fraction of landfill stabilized waste was 50 %. Moderate compaction enhanced plant growth in LGM when the volume fraction of landfill stabilized waste was lower than 20 %.