Soil Moisture in the Wetland

Spring semester class trip

By Lyn Watts on June 7, 2023
In April, in the middle of the spring semester, Christine Hatch brought her upper level ecohydrology class and independent study students into the field to learn how Atlantic white cedar (AWC) forests develop. The class had several questions guiding the trip: How are Atlantic white cedars impacted by water levels, soil moisture, and the presence of other plants? From an established atlantic white cedar forest and through a meadow of leatherleaf, the class completed a transect with a variety of measurements including: