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Farhan Hassan

High School Fellow

 

You have been out here tagging and identifying trees. What has that process been like for you?

"It was definitely a learning curve. When I got here, you see a dichotomous key and it's kind of daunting. There's 40, 50 different types of trees that you think you have to identify. But as you keep on going, you realize most of the trees are repeated and you get to know the big characteristics of the main trees. It becomes easier. So as of right now, it's not nearly as scary as it was at first.

When I look at normal trees now, there are things that I notice; it's just second nature."


Farhan worked with Jonathan Myers' Forest Biodiversity team during summer 2018. Learn more about their long-term temperate forest research here and their prescribed fire experiment here.