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Athol High School Teacher, Sharon McDonald, has partnered with Americorps Volunteers at Mount Grace Land Trust to investigate multiple 10x10 meter plots as part of Harvard Forest LTER's "Our Changing Forests" project. Sharon had her students " making observations of interesting pictures to take and describe inside the plot, measuring dbh (several pix) and trying to figure out the tree species. The non-woody plants are pretty extensive too, so each student will be assigned either a tree or woodland plant to investigate and do a research poster on." Athol students are researching plots at their schoolyard as well as the Skyfields Arboretum.