Location: Oklahoma (View on map)
Types of seedlings planted: Chinkapin Oak, Hackberry, Black Walnut, Bur Oak, Persimmon.
Planting season: December through early April
Maintained by: Oklahoma Forestry Services http://www.forestry.ok.gov
Description: Mining in NE Oklahoma left a legacy of open mine shafts, acid water and hills of contaminated waste. Water pollution and public health concerns led the EPA to list the Tar Creek area as a Superfund site in 1983. Replanting these forests and riparian areas will improve water quality and restore native ecosystems.