Saturday, October 25, 2008

trees in our field areas

eThe theme that is currently spreading its branches across the geoblog sphere is “trees”. My field area for my Master’s project was in the Brooks Range, Alaska, where there was 97% outcrop, but no trees. However, I was more than a bit amused by this sign, posted along the Dalton Highway, which runs between Fairbanks and the North Slope of Alaska, pointing out that this is the furthest north tree along that route, and admonishing us to not cut it down. It has been more than a decade since I was up that way, I wonder if the tree and its sign are still there?

3 comments:

MJC Rocks said...

Great shot! The sign is precious...

Silver Fox said...

You've got a picture of the northernmost tree! I saw that way back in 1990, haven't been back up since. Interesting-looking field area, btw.

A Life Long Scholar said...

Thanks! I really loved my summer up there. I should share more photos from other posts, now that they've been scanned...