Hi! My name is Ms. Hoskins. Please join me while I travel to Maryland to study Climate Change and Fragmented Forests!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Into the Swamp



At December 2, 2009 at 7:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Vickie - this is Jamie! I figured out how to comment. Are there any ticks out there? What exactly are y'all doing out there in the swamp? Mappping the swamp floor?

At December 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM , Anonymous mac/doyle said...

No,Ms. Hoskins it's cold here too. We sure hope that you didn't fall. Once you all taged the trees what will the scientist be able to learn from them? When you put those tags in the tress doesn't it hurt them over time?

At December 2, 2009 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Vickie said...

There are ticks. We picked one off of a teacher yesterday. I posted a pic of the types of ticks found here you might like to look at and the kids might enjoy seeing. We are plotting the exact location of every trees, tagging it, measuring it, and preparing the data for a five year study of tree growth. They want to see how a forest regenerates itself after logging, which part of the forest is growing the best; the old (120 years old) or the new (60 years old), and how rough woody debris impacts tree growth so forest management can be better understood. The tags do not hurt the trees unless you do not leave enough growth space; which we were shown how to properly do.


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