New England Soil Profiles
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Woodbridge soils are moderately well drained soils formed in a sandy loam eolian mantle (solum of the soil), underlain by loamy lodgment till. The profile has a 10 YR 3/2 fine sandy loam Ap horizon (0 to 30 cm), a 10YR 5/6 fine sandy loam Bw horizon (30 to 70 cm), and a 2.5Y 6/3 2Cd horizon down to 160 cm. Note the vertical desiccation crack on the right - a dead root channel is in the crack which is gray (redox depletion, surrounded by a redox concentration). The estimated seasonal high water table for this soil is approximately 50 cm below the surface.
Photo by Jim Turenne. Photo Location:
41 degrees 38 minutes 13 seconds N, 71 degrees 14 minutes 54 seconds W
WOODBRIDGE SOIL PROPERTIES:
Classification: Coarse - loamy, mixed, mesic, Aquic
Potential Inclusions: Scituate, Birchwood, and Newfields soils are similar inclusions. Poorly drained Norwell, Sippican, and Ridgebury soils are along drainageways. Well drained Paxton, Poquonock and Montauk soils are on convex slopes.
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