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Blog Author : tkhan

A plot of Pin oaks surrounded by tall grass
Hello everyone! I can not believe my ten weeks are done, and that this is my last day at the Arboretum. While here, I have learned so much, and not just about my own project.
The gray skeleton of a dinosaur displayed in the main hall of the Field Museum
The Morton fellowship has not only given me the chance to create my own research project, but also to visit some exciting places. One of the places we visited was the Chicago Field Museum. The trip was extra exciting because we received a behind the scene view of the ongoing research. Here are some of the highlights of the trips.
Pink "X"s spray painted on the trunk of a Pin oak
These past few week I have been working on setting the stage for my experiment. My project has changed a bit since my first post, and I am now studying the impact of an injury on the rate of sap flow in Pin oaks. Choosing the trees and installing the sap flow meters was a process that was completely new to me.
a Pin oak with four different sap flow meters attached along the trunk

In the last few weeks my project has been changing, and now I get to work with an exciting piece of technology, sap flow meters!

 

This is the SFM1 Sap Flow Meter.