The ecological restoration of highly disturbed ecosystems, such as surface-mined land, presents a great challenge. On most of these sites, the application of traditional recultivation methods often destroys valuable ecological potential by levelling of the surface, ameliorating of nutrient-poor substrates, and seeding or planting of alien species or plants not suited to the present habitat conditions. In this presentation, I will discuss the use of some available tree-seedling compactable grasses and legume species that have potentials for use in restoration. Most of the species are currently under trail in West Virginal mine land reclamation schemes. I am now going to start my experiment for this year and your kind suggestions will be highly appreciated.