USDA - Soil Conservation Service
Soil Series: BIRCHWOOD
Site Identification #: 91MA023025
Map Unit Symbol: 320A
Lab Pedon #: 2332002
Soil Survey Area #: 023 MLRA: 144A
County FIPS Code:
County Name: Plymouth
Soil Survey Area Name: PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS
Location Description: 125 feet west of Cherry Street, 400 feet north of Vaughn Street.
Latitude: 41 degrees 51 minutes 18.0 seconds N
Longitude: 70 degrees 53 minutes 17.0 seconds W
UTM Zone: UTM Easting: UTM Northing:
Photograph #: 49146
Description Category: Full pedon description
Pedon Category: Typical pedon for series
Slope Characteristics Information
Elevation: 95.0 feet
Moisture Regime: Udic moisture regime
Landuse: Forest land not grazed
Parent Material: Slightly weathered glacial outwash from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary over Slightly weathered glacial till from mixed-igneous-metamorphic & sedimentary
Described by: Tom Peragallo
Notes: Soil wet at 50 inches. Cold season grasses and weeds.
Ap-- 0 to 10 inches; very dark grayish brown (10YR 3/2) fine sandy loam; weak medium granular structure; friable; common fine and medium roots throughout; 6.0 LaMotte-Morgan; 5 percent subrounded mixed
gravel; clear wavy boundary.
Bw1--10 to 21 inches; yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sandy loam; massive; very friable; common fine roots; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; 5 percent subrounded mixed gravel; gradual wavy boundary.
Bw2--21 to 30 inches; brownish yellow (10YR 6/6) loamy sand; common fine prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) and common medium prominent grayish brown (2.5Y 5/2) mottles; massive; very friable; 5.8 LaMotte-Morgan; 15 percent subrounded mixed gravel; gradual wavy boundary.
C--30 to 50 inches; light olive brown (2.5Y 5/4) loamy sand; common medium prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) mottles; single grain; loose; 5.6 LaMotte-Morgan; 20 percent subrounded mixed gravel; clear wavy boundary.
2Cd--50 to 60 inches; grayish brown (2.5Y 5/2) fine sandy loam; few fine prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8) and few medium prominent yellowish brown (10YR 5/4) mottles; massive; firm; 5.6 LaMotte-Morgan; 10 percent subangular mixed gravel.