Influence of tree canopy on dry matter yield of seedlings of Leucaena Leucocephala on mine spoil in a dry tropical environment

Influence of tree canopy on dry matter yield of seedlings of Leucaena Leucocephala on mine spoil in a dry tropical environment Mine spoils consist of overburdened dumps of haphazardly, mixed consolidated and unconsolidated material. Mine spoils are nutritionally and microbiologically impoverished habitats. Natural restoration of mine spoil is a slow process. Afforestation of mine spoils with fast growing tree species accelerates the revegetation process and fulfils the restoration goal.