Morton Forestry Plots: Dendrometer Bands and Woody Stems
FormatChanges in stem diameter are recorded as .xls files. Analyzed and gap-filled data files will also be maintained 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.
Description"TreeHugger" Digital dendrometers were installed on 87 trees across the 18 core Forestry Plots in April of 2019. From these, measurements of stem diameter will be recorded every 15 minutes continuously across the year. The measurements have an accuracy of approximately 50 microns, enabling the monitoring of both seasonal patterns of stem growth as well as diurnal patterns of stem shrinking and swelling associated with water loss and gain within the tree trunk.
Raw and cleaned data may be made available from the Root Lab with reasonable request. Final datasets will also be housed at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
Spatial CoverageThe Morton Arboretum