Black Gum Tree Plot Investigation

UNH Environmental Education Summer Institute

Summer 2012

"What is the forest community, small mammals and woody plants, immediately surrounding the black gum (Nyssa sylvatica) tree in northwest corner of the Barrington Headwaters?"

For two weeks our research group looked for evidence regarding the ecological impact of the area surrounding the black gum including: animal habitat, neighboring plant composition, soil composition and land use history. This wiki space is a collection of information gathered during that time and presented in a variety of media formats. It also contains lesson plans for the various methods used that may be utilized by teachers in their classrooms. There are also diagrams that could be used by a visitor to the black gum tree to identify important features in the area.


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