Author Archives: mtherrell

Deadening Alpine Trail

Hiked the Deadening Alpine Trail with some of my students. It winds through a steep slope next to Lake Martin though what was once a long leaf pine forest. The stumps of the virgin trees are still quite solid and there are many 300+ year old trees that were not cut

Water pipe?

I had read that people used wooden water pipes in the 19th century but had not seen one. This section of long leaf pine was used in 1830s Mobile. It si displayed in the Ft Gaines museum on Dauphin Island.

The Bettersize has landed!

CoRPs members Lisa Davis and Becky Minzoni recently supervised the successful installation of  a Bettersize particle size analyzer for group research. This instrument was funded by UA, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the Geography and Geology Departments based on a collaborative proposal developed by CoRPS. This instrument will radically improve our groups ability

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Paint Rock Forest

Recently visited the Paint Rock Forest Research Center and found it to be truly amazing. The variety of trees there is astounding, and the research being carried out on the forest is world class. I am looking forward to hopefully returning and doing some dendrochronology.