Dow Digital Science Center

Focal Tree


To give real-time and elapsed data on the changes in the environmental conditions that directly affect the male box elder tree.

The data available will be:

  • Light–full spectrum and PAR (photosynthetically active radiation)
  • Temperature of the surrounding environment
  • Leaf moisture
  • Barometric pressure of the surrounding environment
  • Soil moisture at the base of the tree

Check out our live weather data!

The Wireless Sensor unit From Onset Listed Above will show the current and past readings and data collected at the Forest Hill Nature Area.

It displays the data collected below for the tree at any given time during the year.