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Tree Species Graph Phelps

Figure 1. Graphical representation of the distribution of tree species within the Creek Beach plot.

This graph shows the distribution of the 17 different tree species within our plot. American Beech was the most predominant species, representing 63 of the 123 total trees. The next most common species was the Short Leaf Pine with 25 of trees. The rest of the species in the plot were more underrepresented, holding a very small presence in the area. Each of the other 15 species had only a few trees out of our total 123 trees, showing the diversity of species within the Creek Beech plot.

Link to plot data: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zCsy2nbu2OE6olcaNKUchX_cMVTAfnB0dBc-UU_pW7I/edit?usp=sharing

Tree Height Graph

Figure 2. Number of trees within each height category in the Creek Beach plot

This graph shows how many trees fell within each height category within our plot in the Coker Pinetum. The trees within our plot are predominantly young, with the majority of our trees residing under 50 feet tall. The trees that exceed this height were largely pine trees, with a few tulip poplars and sweet gums also reaching taller heights.

Phelps Age and Diameter Graph

Figure 3. Graphical relationship between the age and diameter of the 123 trees in the Creek Beach plot.

This graph shows the relationship between the tree age and diameter of the trees within our plot. As you can see from the graph, there is a positive correlation between the age of the tree and the diameter of the tree trunk. There are a few data points that fall outside of the trend of the graph, but that can be accredited to the fact that different tree species have different growth rates.