UNBC researcher and senior lab instructor, Roy Rea, has published yet another great photo on the cover of The American Biology Teacher journal. This photo shows a skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanus) blooming in early spring at ALRF. Click on the image to read the published photo caption, and find out why this plant has such a ‘skunky’ smell!
The larch seedlings, sown in December, are now happily in the ground at Aleza Lake Research Forest where they can be observed and measured for many years to come.
The process started with watering the seedlings throughly and carfeully pulling them out of the styroblocks (“hot” lifted, meaning they were not forced into dormancy through refrigeration), bundling and wrapping them in clear plastic. After culling out some of the dead and weaker trees, a little more than 2400 seedlings were prepared for planting.