BI203 final project tour

Jacob Gardner: south eastern PA

BI203 final project tour

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania 19508, United States

Created By: Jacob Edward Gardner

Tour Information

My area is a temperate deciduous forest ecosystem. it is mostly made up of riparian areas and hilltops and is dominated by faster-growing hardwoods such as tulip poplar and oak species. in the early 1900s and late 1800s, the area was almost completely clear cut for the fuelwood gave to the steel furnaces in the area. Currently, many of the natural areas have mature trees in them and could be considered climax forests. However, the area is also experiencing very aggressive invasive species that are killing many trees specifically the ash and oak populations.

You will need long pants and good waterproof hiking boots if you come to my area. There are many thorny species and a lot of low lands that will be wet most of the time. Also, there is a lot of ticks in the area, and the pants will help protect you from them. you may also need layers if you come in the winter as it can get cold around that time and lays will keep you comfortable and warm more effectively. Finally, make sure to bring a lot of water as the natural water sources near me are often contaminated in some way or just arent safe to drink. Also in the summer, it will get very warm and humid so a good amount of water becomes necessary.


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What You'll See on the Tour

White pines can be found in riparian areas and in mature forests. they are not afraid of getting their feet wet and can be found in groups most often. The pine tree in the photo is in a low area that becomes very wet when it rains and can h... Read more
This tree likes to grow in moist areas and can be found in many of my area's riparian areas. the tree in the photo is near a low spot that becomes very wet when it rains. Pretty much go anywhere in a riparian area and it's a good chance you... Read more
This tree really prefers areas within riparian zones and is often found near the edges of these zones. The tree can be found by walking into my yard and looking down. this tree is very large and will be hard to miss.  This tree is so commo... Read more
This tree species prefers to be on the edges of forests and will grow in low areas that are wet but do not remain that way. this tree is in my back yard so walking into my yard and looking under the white pines is a good start.  This tree ... Read more
This species like to grow in disturbed areas and forest edges mostly in riparian. This tree can be found right next to my driveway and can be very easily spotted if you go to the end of my driveway and turning left.  This plant is just aro... Read more
This tree likes to grow near the forest edges and in riparian areas. The tree is on the side of my driveway and can be found not in its usual habitat. if you walk down my driveway you can just look right and it'll be in the open.  This tre... Read more
This tree likes to get its feet wet and can be found in and around wetland areas and doesn't mind the full sun. the tree in the pictures is at the corner of my property and can be seen easily as you drive down the road on your right.  This... Read more
This is an ornamental tree species and can be found in landscapes all over the place. The tree in the pictures is found in the middle of my yead near a low spot that gets very wet. it doesn't mind full sun so expect them to be in the open.... Read more
This tree species likes to grow in mature forests and doesn't mind a little shade as its growing. The tree is being used for shade on my property and can be found next to the flowering dogwood and can be seen by walking down my driveway on ... Read more
This tree loves to get its feet wet and will grow in low lands and wetlands. The trees in the picture are in my neighbor's yard and are planted in the lowest part of my neighborhood. if the neighbor didn't mow the area it would turn into a ... Read more
This is a landscaping species that has become incredibly invasive across the country. they can grow almost anywhere but prefer the forest edge in full sun. This tree is in my neighbor's yard and can be found by driving down my road. it will... Read more
This tree originally native to colorado is used as a landscaping tree in my area and can be found in most areas. they prefer drier areas but can tolerate areas that get wet such as riparian areas. this tree in the photos is in my neighbor's... Read more
This pine tree is very adaptive and can grow in many places around my area. you can find this tree most commonly in riparian areas but can be spotted in dry areas such as the side of roads. in the picture, this tree grows on the side of the... Read more
This is a very adaptive tree that can be found in a number of different ecosystems including around mature tree stands and is most often found in wetter areas but in areas that do not remain wet for long. the tree in the picture is in Birds... Read more
This is a very fast-growing tree and can take over disturbed areas very quickly. it prefers disturbed areas and does not discriminate on where it can grow. This tree in the photos was off the lincoln road in Birdsboro PA and can be seen on... Read more
This species of tree likes to grow in disturbed areas and can grow very quickly. they tend to grow in places not easily survivable and in places such as the sides of roads and behind commercial buildings. The picture of the sumac is from be... Read more
This species of trees prefer to grow in areas that aren't recently disturbed but not in mature forests and can be found in areas where tall trees are not present yet. The tree in the picture can be found by finding the back of the target in... Read more
This species has become invasive because it is used in landscaping so often in my area. they prefer wetter areas but can survive standing alone in a field. The tree can be found by heading to the Exeter country club and driving down the dri... Read more
This tree grows near river and stream banks and can grow massive. go to any river in my area and there will be many sycamores around it. this tree can be found right off of the Schuylkill river trail entrance and is about 20 feet off-trail.... Read more
This fast-growing species likes to grow in full sun and can survive where the soil quality is very low. to find the tree in the photos you need to go to the edge of my yard in the open. this tree receives full sun and is in the worst soil o... Read more

 

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