Blog 6: Maple Data Collection

Hello everyone!

My field data collection has been very smooth. I have 10 tree replicates. I did not have any problems with my sampling design. I used a random integer function to select for 10 trees. The trees are numbered 1 beginning at David Avenue at Noons Creek Drive to David Avenue at Forest Park Way. The randomly selected trees are 1, 6, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 21, 23, and 24. I have three observational days where I measure the morning, midday, and evening temperature measurements of the air and trees on the same 10 selected trees.

My main hypothesis is: Trees in cities and forests are vulnerable to wildfires; when there is ground fire, the first point of contact is the tree bark. What is the relationship between Acer campestre tree bark surface temperature and air temperature?

An additional pattern, not a part of the main hypothesis that I measured was the tree surface—air temperature of morning, midday, and evening. I had also recorded the temperature of the previous night. Midday had the lowest temperature difference between the tree surface—air temperature.

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