Luke McCormack, Root Lab, The Morton Arboretum, with collaboration at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Final datasets will be made free and publicly accessible through the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED; http://roots.ornl.gov/). Raw data may be made available with reasonable request.
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Morton Forestry Plots: Minirhizotrons and Roots


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Minirhizotron images are collected as .jpg files, analyzed using field-specific software (e.g. RootFly with .rfy files), with final exports of data stored in standard spreadsheet formats including .xlsx and .csv.


No physical samples are directly collected with this dataset, though occasional collections of root, stem, and leaf samples will likely be conducted with subsequent processing and storage taking place in the Root Lab at The Morton Arboretum.
Dataset
2019
Minirhizotron tubes were installed in 18 Forestry plots covering 13 species around The Morton Arboretum in the early summer of 2018. Beginning in spring of 2019, images are being collected on a roughly bi-weekly to monthly time scale from the tubes using a minirhizotron camera. From these images, the seasonal growth patterns and lifespan of fine roots can be monitored. 

Final datasets will be made free and publicly accessible through the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED; http://roots.ornl.gov/). Raw data may be made available with reasonable request.
Forest ecology
Plants--Evolution
Soil ecology
McCormack, Luke (is local contact/expert)
Lo, Marvin (contributed)
Tran, Newton (contributed)
Iversen, Colleen (contributed)
Muñoz, Andrew (contributed)
Morton Forestry Plots
The Morton Arboretum
Luke McCormack, Root Lab, The Morton Arboretum, with collaboration at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Final datasets will be made free and publicly accessible through the Fine-Root Ecology Database (FRED; http://roots.ornl.gov/). Raw data may be made available with reasonable request.
Copyright statement: Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image are available from the Sterling Morton Library, The Morton Arboretum. For more information, please visit our ABOUT section or complete and submit this form.