J. Cartledge

Notes From Harvard Forest

The Size of Pine Seed: Plots of Evidence


hand-colored collograph, linocut, photolitho and drypoint & roulette on paper

11" x 14"

Reflecting a study done at Harvard Forest in the 1950s, which tested whether or not the size of a pine seed would predict the size and health of the seedling. Answer: it does, but only for the first year. After that, the size and health of the parent tree is a better predictor.