Baby Tree Protocol

What is involved?

How to measure a baby tree.

How to measure a baby tree.

Numbers and types of baby trees growing in each survey plot will be recorded, along with the local conditions at the plot.

Why collect this data?

Sometimes trees grow, sometimes they don’t. Identifying where young trees are growing and where they are not is important in identifying factors that may affect the long term health of the forest. No baby trees = no new forest. But why are they only found in certain areas? Also, as temperatures warm it is expected that species from lower elevations will start showing up in higher elevation plots. We’ll find them as baby trees long before they dominate the canopy.

Baby Tree Protocol Document {link}

Tree ID Guides are here:

Large format version: {link}

Use the tree guides to learn about the trees you might find today. There are laminated tree guides in your equipment bag. USE THEM!

Take the Baby Tree Pre-Test {link}

What to do with the data:

This data will be entered in this Google Form {link}.

Responses can be viewed in this Google Sheet {link}.

Upload photos to the appropriate Plot folder {link}

How to look at the data:

Once all groups have entered their data, it will be made available via this spreadsheet [link].

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