Tree survey book

Held by the New York State Archives

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

The Conservation Commission survey books record arboreal resources of the Adirondack Park in 1926-1936. It provides data about increases and death rates in tree species. The books contain photographs and maps as well as information about vegetation, insect damage, and size of trees.
1 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
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Arranged by plot number.

Administrative History

In 1925-1926, the Conservation Commission undertook a survey of the arboreal resources of the Adirondack Park in order to secure data relating to the incremental increase in board feet per unit for various species over time, and the death rate of various species. To secure such data, sample plots of approximately one-quarter acre were established throughout the Adirondack forest and data were recorded in 1926, 1931, and 1936.

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of two over-sized volumes ("Individual Plot Record Books") including survey forms upon which were recorded: the location of the plot; character and density of the vegetation; arboreal species present; insect damage; and height and girth of specific trees within the plot. A black and white photograph and a small map of the individual plots were usually attached to each survey form. These volumes contain entries for plots numbered 70-152 and 237-285 (apparently the series originally included at least four volumes of survey data).

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