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Foreword
Preface
Glossary

Chapter 5: Vegetation

5.4: Mixed Deciduous/Coniferous Woodland on the Assiniboine Delta North of Glenboro

In figures 5.1, 5.2, and 5.3, all of which are photographs obtained during the summer, deciduous woodland was identified on the basis of its dark tone. Figure 5.4, a fall photograph of an area southeast of the Assiniboine River 1, north of Glenboro, illustrates the usefulness of fall photos in vegetation studies. At this time of year deciduous trees are changing colour; for example aspen (Populus tremuloides) leaves turn a delicate yellow and are imaged as a very light tone 2. Other deciduous trees are imaged as a darker grey 3 and coniferous trees—probably white spruce (Picea glauca)—are very dark-grey 4 and can also be identified from the triangular shadows they throw 5. Light-toned grasses 6 with occasional coniferous trees identified by their dark tone and triangular shadow 7 cover much of the land northwest of the Assiniboine River. Circular dark-toned areas with no relief in one field in the southwest 8 are probably patches of creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis).

Land along the Assiniboine has been cleared for agriculture, revealing prominent meander scrolls 9 with river cliffs 10—slumped in one case 11—on the outside of meander bends. Section lines of the DLS system are visible 12 with PTH 5 between Glenboro and Carberry 13 following the system before bending in the north 14 to miss a meander of the Assiniboine.

Figure 5.4: Mixed Deciduous/Coniferous Woodland on the Assiniboine Delta North of Glenboro

Figure 5.4: Mixed Deciduous/Coniferous Woodland on the Assiniboine Delta North of Glenboro

Figure 5.4

Vertical air photograph:

Flight height: 13,700 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 151.87 mm

Scale: 1:25,200 (approx.)

Date: October 11, 1966

Location: Townships 7 and 8; Range 14WI

Map sheets: 1:250,000 62G Brandon

1:50,000 62 G/11 Glenboro