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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Gwynns Falls Trial

 
 
Seeing the Forest for the Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
1. Seeing the Forest for the Trees Marker
Inscription. Forests cover almost 12 of the 65 square miles in the Gwynns Falls watershed.

To understand the forest, look for patterns such as tree types, indicator species, species richness, gaps, and evidence of fire.

Stratification is the pattern of vertical layers of the forest that allows a variety of plants to coexist within a given area. The layers of plants change with the seasons.

(Inscription under the image on the left)
In spring when the canopy has not yet filled in with leaves, there is enough sunlight for ferns and wild flowers to bloom on the forest floor.

(Inscription under the image on the right)
Later in summer when the canopy is full, little or no light reaches the forest floor so the growth of herbs and ferns stops.
 
Location. 39° 18.721′ N, 76° 41.316′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Windsor Mill Road. Touch for map. The marker is at the Gwynns Falls Trailhead on Windsor Mill Road. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. An Old Mill Stream (a few steps from this marker); Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road (within shouting distance of this marker); Dickeyville's Historic Legacy

Seeing the Forest for the Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
2. Seeing the Forest for the Trees Marker
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Leakin Park at Winans Meadow (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Name Before a Place (approx. 0.6 miles away); Crimea Estate (approx. 0.7 miles away); Orianda House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Norman Van Allan Reeves (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryWaterways & Vessels
 
Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 8, 2017
3. Gwynns Falls Park at Windsor Mill Road Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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