New England Soil Profiles
Freetown Series
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Photo by Jim Turenne, photo location - A kettle bog that was cut open by wave action at Nauset Beach, Orleans Mass.

Freetown soils are very poorly drained soils formed in more than 51 inches of highly decomposed (sapric) organic material. The roots exposed in the photo are Atlantic White Cedar stumps.

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