Mandala #1: Poison Ivy Seep

Plot #1: Poison Ivy Seep - September 6. 2020

The Witchwood includes a significant area of seeps / small intermittent stream beds, but only this one is dominated by poison ivy. 

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Plot: 

Approximately square, 10-12ft per side, bounded by 4 trees at corners, marked in image below. 

Marked trees formed corners of plot

Overstory: 
  • Corner 1: yellow birch, CBH: XX, DBH: YY
  • Corner 2: yellow birch, CBH: XX, DBH: YY
  • Corner 3: eastern hemlock, CBH: XX, DBH: YY
  • Corner 4: yellow birch, CBH: XX, DBH: YY
No other mature trees inside the plot. Cover includes corner trees plus additional shading from hemlock and ash (sp unknown) rooted outside the plot. 

% coverage: ???

Shrub Layer: 
  • 1 hemlock approximately 3ft height, ~1in in diameter at base
  • ~6 hemolock seedlings between 6in and 2ft
  • 3 spruce (red?) seedlings between 6in and 2ft
  • 1 beech seedling ~1ft
  • 1 unknown seedling/shrub ~1ft
Woody Low/Sub- Shrubs:
Scale: abundant - frequent - occasional - rare
Herbaceous Layer: 
Scale: abundant - frequent - occasional - rare
Abundant mosses - many types including sphagnum
Lichen - Cladonia lichen on mossy rock - rare, dust lichen, wreath lichen on corner trees
Liverwort - the one all over my yellow birches
Grasses/sedges: occasional, including deertongue?

Other Notable Observations: 

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