Value for rehabilitation of disturbed sites
Sweetbay may be useful in the reclamation of mined areas. As soon as 7 years after planting, sweetbay seedlings on a reclaimed phosphate mine in Florida were producing fruit. See Clewell  for more information.
- 20. Clewell, Andre F. 1999. Restoration of riverine forest at Hall Branch on phosphate-mined land, Florida. Restoration Ecology. 7(1): 1-14. 
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