Forest Watch conducts basic and applied research on New England forest ecosystems. Research data is collected by teachers & students (gr. K-12), sampled from trees in their study plot.

Study Species
  • White Pine
  • Sugar Maple

The Forest Watch program is funded by the New Hampshire Space Grant Consortium, located at Univ. of New Hampshire Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space.

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White Pine Research
  The Science: White Pine Needles

  pine needle cross section

A cross-section of a single white pine needle shows the vascular bundle of xylem and phloem in the center.

Can you find the stomates on the right side and underside?

The two pinkish circles on the left side are resin ducts.

Forest Watch students learn to make their own cross sections of needles.