Savernake Level II plot - Soil analysis

Soil profile
Depth Horizon Detail
3 to 0 cm L Very dark brown (7.5 YR 2.5/2) oak leaves, twigs and branches, some bramble debris
0 to 3 cm A Very dark brown (7.5 YR 2.5/2) silty clay; few medium size flints; moist; moderately developed; granular, coarse/medium structure; low packing density; common, fine, woody and fibrous roots; non calcareous, no coats, no concretions; sharp smooth boundary
3 to 22 cm E Dark yellowish brown (10 YR 4/4) silty clay; moist; few medium subrounded flints; medium sub-angular blocky structure; strongly developed with occasional dark brown (7.5 YR 3/3) coatings to peds; medium packing density; rare coarse and common but patchy fine woody roots; non calcareous, no concretions, no mottles; abrupt and wavy boundary.
22 to 44 cm 2Btg Light olive grey(5 Y 6/2) stoneless clay, with many fine yellowish red (5 YR 5/8) mottles; moist; coarse prismatic structure, moderately developed with weak red (2.5 YR 5/4) ped faces; high packing density; common fine woody roots; non calcareous, no concretions; smooth abrupt boundary.
44 to 60 cm 2BCtg Olive grey (5 Y 5/2) stoneless clay with fine red (2.5 YR 5/6) mottles; moist; very coarse angular blocky to massive structure with reddish grey (5 YR 5/2) ped faces; high packing density; very few medium and common fine woody roots; non calcareous, no concretions; smooth and abrupt boundary.
60 to 100 cm+ 2Cgk Olive grey (5 Y 5/2) stoneless clay with many fine weak red (2.5 YR 5/4) mottles, distinct and diffuse; moist; massive structure with ped face colours as matrix; high packing density; few, fine woody roots; very few to many very fine to medium concretions 9nodules up to 6 mm diameter) of secondary CaCO3

Soil chemistry and particle size distribution (%) data are also available for various horizons (sample date: 19/04/95). Contact Sue Benham.