Walking on a leaf carpet
Dr. John Parker explains the purpose of measuring the coarse woody debris in the locations he has designated.
His research include four different plot arrangements: "deer and invasive plants excluded," deer excluded and invasives tolerated," one plot is "deer and invasives allowed," and another is "deer allowed but not invasives."
We measured the length and diameter of the coarse woody debris in the plots, and we also had to pull the invasive plants in the plots where they are excluded.
A lot of the invasives have spines and thorns...ouch!