3 Steffen Point • Annapolis, MD 21401 • 410-263-2102
University of New Zealand
The following is the result of a series of field studies undertaken by Gretchen Ciift, Cindy Faith, Pat Empey, Jean Waterman, Mark Waterman, and Harrison Sayre from January 25, 2001 through July 5, 2001. The field study committee thanks John Woodall, S.H.A. Environmental Design, for severing and removing invasive, exotic English ivy from trees bordering Rowe Boulevard from Weems Creek to Farragut Road in January 2001. The Committee also thanks Harvey Muller, S.H.A.
The Weems Creek bridge lies SE/NW. Reference for simplification is:
Vegetation cover from Weeks Creek to Farragut Road, south side:
Fifty feet from shoulder: white oak 14-1/2 feet in circumference, 60-70 feet in height
Six feet from bridge structure: Two American beeches
Fifteen feet from shoulder: Mulberry 6' feet in circumference.
Established grid 40 feet N/S; 80 feetW/E stadium side from bridge to Farragut:
30 mature hardwoods. Immature trees to 20 feet. Canopy dense. Understory oak seedlings one foot to three feet massed. Estimate 40 trees per 1600 square feet. Native ivy to five feet in open canopy. Tree cover narrows at 80 feet from Farragut Road to single willow oak 11'6" in circumference.
North side - Mariner's Cove
Observations: resilient, dark earth, vine-free under dense canopy. Exotic/invasive ivy under open canopy. Leaf build-up in drainage areas. Relatively clean concrete run to creek.