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Methods for Experiment 268 -

aaye268 - National Phenology Network tree phenology

Plot Description

The phenology of trees and understory plants were observed starting in 2009. Phenology was monitored in four locations at Cedar Creek (Beckman Lake Bog, Beckman Lake highland, Cedar Bog Lake, Lawrence lab forest). 88 individuals from 26 plant species were monitored one-two times per week during the growing season. Phenological observations include: Bud break, leaf/needle expansion, flowering, fruiting, and senescence.

Sampling Method

The National Phenology Network (NPN) observation protocols were used to monitor these individuals.