27 Photos - Jun 10, 2013
Photo: You can see by the difference in color, that the area under the eucalyptus and oak is moistestPhoto: Here is what it looked like yesterday in the fogPhoto: Willow TrailPhoto: Not enough weed control.Photo: The redwoods are in the distancePhoto: See the redwood crowns peeking above the treelinePhoto: Note the difference in soil color. The right side of the trail, under the short native canopy is moister than the exposed.Photo: Here is a lone oak. Notice how the soil is moister under the canopyPhoto: This close-up clearly shows the evidence of fog drip 24 hours laterPhoto: The path 24 hours agoPhoto: Here is the ground right next to the footpath. You can see that the exposed patch of soil is rich and moistPhoto: Here is the soil up the slope, under the canopy.Photo: That's what I'm talk'n about Wilson!Photo: This little oak is outperforming that whole group of eucalyptus across the roadPhoto: Compare this to 24 hours ago.Photo: 24 hours agoPhoto: The redwood grovePhoto: Here we see how the fog drip from redwoods saturates the topsoil enough to for runoff. Comparre that to the eucalyptus that could not even bead up on asphalt.Photo: Edge of the redwood grovePhoto: Summit House Trail into the redwood grovePhoto: Judging solely on color, I would say the moistest part of the bank between the eucalyptus and oak.Photo: The soil appears dryPhoto: clear signs of erosion from canopy drip.Photo: Since it is bone dry. The erosion is not from fog drip, since we just had a good fog yesterday. As evidenced by the photos I took yesterday.Photo: The bank under the oakPhoto: The soil here is under the oak canopy, beyond the eucalyptus canopyPhoto: The soil is darker, likely because the native microbes are still alive in this soil, while that whole soil ecology is disrupted under eucalyptus.