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Directions for Sample Submission

Requirements for acceptance of samples:

  1. Adequate documentation must accompany physical samples.
  2. Samples are stored in either an unheated large room or a smaller room that is heated to just above freezing. The contributing scientist is responsible for deciding that these conditions are suitable for his/her samples.
  3. Soil samples must be air or oven-dried and stored in plastic or glass bottles with screw caps to ensure a tight seal. No cardboard containers please.
  4. Vegetation samples should be dried, ground and stored in clear plastic or glass containers.
  5. Water samples must be stored in plastic bottles and will be accepted either poisoned or not poisoned. If poisoned, the investigator must specify the type and concentration used.
  6. All logs, cookies and cores should be air-dried and can be stored in cardboard boxes or arranged in a manner that will allow for air to flow between individual samples. Tree cores should be mounted or stored in straws.
  7. Samples that are considered toxic may be rejected. The data management committee may confer with the SAC about important, but toxic samples requiring storage.


For more information about the Hubbard Brook Physical Sample Archive contact:

Amey Bailey
Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest
234 Mirror Lake Road
Campton, NH 03223

Email: ameybailey@fs.fed.us
Tel.: (603) 726-8902
Fax: (603) 726-4851