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: Ground Level Ozone

The Forest Watch chart of ground-level ozone concentrations shows an inverse relationship with white pine health. When needles were unhealthy in the 1990s, ozone levels were high. When ozone levels began to drop, white pine health soared.

Research by scientists and students has helped to improve air quality standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.