New England Soil Profiles

Birchwood Series

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Birchwood soils are moderately well drained soils formed in sandy eolian and/or fluvial material underlain by loamy dense till.

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Taxonomic Classification: Sandy over loamy, mixed, nonacid, mesic, Aquic Udorthents.
Drainage Class: Moderately well drained.
Parent Material: Sandy eolian and/or fluvial material underlain by loamy dense glacial till.
Permeability: Moderately rapid to rapid in the solum, slow to very slow in the dense substratum.
Available Water Holding Capacity: Low.
Soil Reaction: Very strongly to slightly acid throughout.
Depth to Bedrock: Greater than 65 inches.
Seasonal High Watertable: Depth: 1.5 to 3 feet. Type: Perched. Months: November to April.
Hydrologic Group: C.
Hydric Soil: No (may have hydric inclusions).
Flooding/Ponding Potential: Frequency and Type: None.
Potential Inclusions: Moderately well drained Woodbridge, Scituate, and Newfields soils are on similar landforms. Poorly drained Norwell, and Ridgebury soils are on lower elevations and along drainage-ways. Well drained Paxton, Poquonock and Montauk soils are on convex slopes and on higher elevations.