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Watts, May Theilgaard

Arboretum Landscape Teaching Aid Series: A Fence Long Gone Marked A Boundary


Identifier
3.19498
Format
black marker and watercolor on illustration board
Digitization Status
Digitized
Reproduction:
Original
Dimensions
35.6 cm W x 56 cm H (Item)
Extent
1 sheet
Type
Drawing
Date created
mid 20th century
Description
Primarily textual teaching aid depicting Arboretum landscape. This material shows how a fence once marked a boundary through a forest.

Header: A fence (long gone) marked a boundary through a forest (long gone)

Text and illustrations from top to bottom:
  • [Depicted in stylized scroll] The Record:
    • 1. A long row of trees: red oaks, white oaks, and ironwood [an illustration of a row of trees]
    • 2. the soil profile on both sides of this row [arrow pointing right to illustration of a cross-section of soil]
  • Interpreting the record:
    • 1) Because red oaks and ironwoods belong in rich (mesophytic) woods, and
    • 2) because a thin layer of black soil on top of clay is typical of forests in this area (but not of prairies) and
    • 3) because there would have been forest-margin trees, like hawthorn, if this fence had edged a forest - We read the record as above [arrow extending upward to header]
Language
English