Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pennsylvania Trees!!

This afternoon we were in Stainbrook Park, which is right by the Woodcock Dam. Three college students came and talked about trees near streams and how they are so important to the surrounding ecosystem. We then got to core trees, which was really entertaining. Most of us cored Easter Hemlock Trees and then counted the number of rings to determine how old it was. We could also see how good the growing season was that year by the size of the ring. It was really fun, and I wish I could have done more trees, but it's not completely good for it. We also went to see a slab of a humongous tree trunk. It was over 270 years old, and it was labeled with the years significant events such as the Declaration of Independence and when the presidents were voted into office. I didn't expect that trees could be so interesting!!

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