PEDON NUMBER 2332107 - BIRCHWOOD

USDA - NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE - PEDON DESCRIPTION

Print Date: 12/17/2002

Description Date: 11/03/1998

Describer: M. Slater

Site ID: MA023-1998-32107-S (2332107 Birchwood)

Site Note:2332107

Pedon ID: MA023-1998-32107-P

Pedon Note: Backhoe pit for Title 5; deepest root = 45"; perched water table; range in depth to till from surface = 30 to > 60", pockets of WD Poquonock soils occur in the deeper area, mottling depth ranages from 30 to 45"; mixed igneous-metamorphic-sedimentary clasts.

Lab Source ID: Lab Pedon #:

Soil Name as Described/Sampled: Birchwood

Soil Name as Correlated:

Classification:

Pedon Type: within range of series

Pedon Purpose: full pedon description

Taxon Kind: series

Associated Soils: Poquonock, Scituate, Woodbridge

Location Information:

Country: USA

State: Massachusetts

County: Plymouth

MLRA: 144A -- New England and Eastern New York Upland, Southern Part

Soil Survey Area: MA023 -- Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Map Unit: 321A

Quad Name:Plympton

Location Description: Plympton Quad, SW, N of Chestnut St, W of Tispaquin

Legal Description:

Latitude: 41 degrees 53 minutes 42 seconds

Longitude: -70 degrees 52 minutes 03 seconds

Datum: NAD 83

UTM Zone: 19

UTM Easting: 0345078.70

UTM Northing: 4639803.84

Physiographic Division: Appalachian Highlands

Physiographic Province: New England Province

Physiographic Section: Seaboard Lowland Section

State Physiographic Area: Taunton River Watershed

Local Physiographic Area:

Geomorphic Setting: upland, ground moraine

Upslope Shape: convex Cross Slope Shape: concave

Primary Earth Cover:Tree cover

Secondary Earth Cover:

Plant Association Name:

Existing Vegetation:eastern white pine, northern red oak

Parent Material: Eolian sand solum, Ablation till C1, Basal till 2Cd.

Bedrock Kind:

Bedrock Depth:

Bedrock Hardness:

Bedrock Fracture Interval:

Surface Fragments: 0.1 to 3%

Particle Size Control Section:

Diagnostic Features: cambic horizon? to ? in.

fibric soil materials? to ? in.

hemic soil materials ? to ? in.

albic materials ? to ? in.

densic contact? to ? in.

Slope: 2 %

Elevation: 147 feet

Aspect: 180 degrees

Drainage: MWD

Est. Seasonal High Water table: 33 inches, based on Redox features.

PEDON DESCRIPTION NARRATIVE:

Oi--0 to 5 centimeters (0.0 to 2.0 inches); throughout; very strongly acid, pH 4.8, Bromcresol green; many fine to coarse roots throughout; abrupt wavy boundary.

Oe--5 to 6 centimeters (2.0 to 2.4 inches), Bromcresol green; many, fine to coarse roots throughout; clear wavy boundary.

AE--6 to 9 centimeters (2.4 to 3.5 inches); gray (10YR 5/1) sandy loam, loamy sand; moderate medium granular structure; very friable, Bromcresol green; many, fine to coarse roots throughout; abrupt wavy boundary.

Bw1--9 to 25 centimeters (3.5 to 9.8 inches); yellowish brown (10YR 5/8) sandy loam, loamy sand; weak fine subangular blocky structure parting to granular structure, and weak medium subangular blocky structure parting to granular structure; very friable, Bromcresol green; many fine to coarse roots throughout; clear wavy boundary.

Bw2--25 to 53 centimeters (9.8 to 20.9 inches); yellowish brown (10YR 5/6) sandy loam, loamy sand; weak fine subangular blocky structure parting to granular structure, and weak medium subangular blocky structure parting to granular structure; very friable; 2 percent subrounded 75- to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments, Chlorophenol red; many fine to coarse roots throughout; clear wavy boundary.

C1--53 to 84 centimeters (20.9 to 33.1 inches); light yellowish brown (2.5Y 6/4) sand; single grain; loose; 2 percent rounded 2- to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments and 5 percent subrounded 75- to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments, Bromcresol green; many fine and medium roots throughout; clear wavy boundary.

C2--84 to 109 centimeters (33.1 to 42.9 inches); olive yellow (2.5Y 6/6) sand, fine sand; single grain; loose; 4 percent distinct yellowish brown (10YR 5/6), moist, masses of reduced iron and 6 percent faint light olive brown (2.5Y 5/3), moist, masses of oxidized iron; 2 percent rounded 2- to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments and 5 percent subrounded 75- to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments, Bromcresol green; few fine roots throughout; abrupt wavy boundary.

2Cd--109 to 152 centimeters (42.9 to 59.8 inches); very gravelly loamy sand; massive; firm; 2 percent medium distinct strong brown (7.5YR 4/6), moist, masses of oxidized iron and 3 percent medium prominent strong brown (7.5YR 5/8), moist, masses of oxidized iron and 5 percent medium faint light brownish gray (2.5Y 6/2), moist, masses of reduced iron; 5 percent subangular 75- to 250-millimeter unspecified fragments and 30 percent subangular 2- to 75-millimeter unspecified fragments, Bromcresol green.


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