|Figure 3. The soil profile of the forest.|
Figure 3. The abundant presence of the prickly rose in our transect with a soil pH of 6.43.
Figure 4. The Yarrow plant that was extremely abundant in our transect.
As we set up our transect to study the forest in Nose Hill, we noticed that the area was extremely disturbed by factors outside the ecosystem, the biggest disturbance being a vague trail up the hill where our transect was set up. There was little vegetation up along the trail near our transect, however, we were surprised to find abundant numbers of Yarrow (Adillea millefolium) near the disturbed area and inside our transect. After researching Yarrow plants, it turns out that these plants often thrive on disturbed ground.
Having visited the immediate forest in Nose Hill to gather information for further research, we can conclude that the slope of a hill, the pH of the soil, the level of water in the soil and the disturbance the soil receives can affect the growth of plants, whether negatively or positively. The