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The Last Tree

CCNF15: Clear Creek North Forest #15, otherwise known as the last tree. After three summers of field work and countless hours spent hiking to various study sites situated in the Kluane Region of the Yukon, Katherine finally takes the last tree core she will need to complete her project analyzing alpine vegetation dynamics. Using an increment borer to drill a small hole near the base of each tree, Katherine extracts a core which we store inside straws until returning to the lab. The annual growth rings along each core can be measured to gather information on growth and climate.
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Undergraduate student
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Arts and Science
The Last Tree
Undergraduate student
Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Biology
Department of Geography and Planning
Sustainability, Environment and Resources
Protecting the Natural Environment
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Southwest Yukon
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Photographer's name: 
Courtenay Jacklin
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Undergraduate Student, Biology