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Vermont Soil Moisture

Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor
Andrea Luchini, Graduate Assistant
University of Vermont

Beginning in 2003 in Milton, VT (north of Burlington, Champlain Valley), we measured soil moisture at various depths, and in several locations during the growing season with an Aqua-Pro sensor.  Two locations within a tree root zone, and two in perennial beds were used.  Below are links to graphs of the results for 2003, and discussion of the results.

All locations, 6" depth
front=by spruce, maple=under large sugar maple, wall and back=similar perennial beds in open/no trees

Open perennial beds, all depths.(combined two locations)

Under trees, all depths (combined two locations)

Monthly rainfall.

Discussion of the results

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