Tree cookies

getting a cookie

My mentor, cutting down a dead tree for me

I want to know how different soil types affect pinyon pine growth during drought and if there’s a difference in growth between trees that die in the drought and those that have survived so far.  So I needed some cookies.

tree cookies

tree cookies

We had no idea that there would be two feet of snow on the ground at the site, which made working much much harder.  As much as I usually hate fieldwork, you would think that I would have had a terrible time.  Actually, I had a great time.  Of course, that might have had a little to do with the drugs I had to take to deal with the change in elevation.