Archive for September 17th, 2016

Black & Gold Weekend – The Tree Ring Lab

September 17th, 2016

Thanks to Beau Mastrine and Campus Grounds we continue to celebrate the designation of “Tree Campus USA“. Today is Black and Gold Weekend and the Wooster Tree Ring Lab students explained their research, conversed about trees, and learned from College arborists and the City of Wooster.

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The Tree Ring Lab table located along the Memorial Walk. Clara explains the utility of tree-ring research and global change, while her staff looks on.

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Jeff shares a dendro – joke with the new Dean of Students.

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Colby from the Grounds Crew explained that this unique stratigraphy under the turf on the football field can absorb as much as 12 inches of rain per hour. That is  some serious infiltration.

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Beau makes ice cream – handmade with the help of a tractor.

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Andrew takes a break from the Tree Ring table.