Tree sample collecting day, October 3rd 2013.

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Hello! My name is Josh and I am new to the herbarium. I am a member of the faculty of life sciences at the University of Manchester, and for the work placement part of my degree it is my pleasure to spend a year working in the herbarium with Rachel and Lindsey . This is only my first week but we’ve already been busy collecting lots of tree samples from the array of trees we have on campus. Henry McGhie, Dr Webster and I started out by recording the geographic location of each tree we sampled, measured the girth of each tree’s main trunk and took small clippings of the leaves (and fruits in some cases!) Samples included the tulip tree, genus Liriodendron. The British crab apple tree, family Rosaceae and the Willow tree Salix.

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Image Henry valiantly trying to experience the fruitful delights of the Crab Apple.

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2 thoughts on “Tree sample collecting day, October 3rd 2013.

    Rachel said:
    October 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Reblogged this on Nature Manchester.

    Iceland: the sequel | Palaeo Manchester said:
    May 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    […] Over the last hundred years or so most museums have collected examples of lots of different things from around the world as if the museums were encyclopedias. We are trying to move away from that idea and collect new objects based on a theme. Last year we trialed this idea on the theme of trees. […]

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