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Box Hill is an important area of scenic interest that's hosts a variety of plant species. It is a popular area for visitors whose needs and impact are carefully considered and managed.

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My aim is to test the hypothesis that: Box Hill is an important area of scenic interest that's hosts a variety of plant species. It is a popular area for visitors whose needs and impact are carefully considered and managed. I want to investigate that my hypothesis is correct by going to Box Hill and seeing why it is an area of beautiful landscape that has different plant species. I will also check that Box Hill is a favourite destination amongst visitors whose needs and effect are carefully considered and organised. 1. To show what plant species exist in the area by means of a vegetation survey. ...read more.

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The areas the survey was taken at were Broadwood's Folly, Saloman's Memorial Viewpoint, The Servery and Burford Spur. This is testing the hypothesis because it helps describe the human impact on Box Hill. To test the hypothesis, a tax disc survey was taken to see whether Box Hill was popular. This tests the hypothesis because if all the cars came from around Box Hill then it would not be a popular destination but if cars came from all over England then this would show that Box Hill was popular. The tax disc survey was taken in the car park near the servery at Box Hill. It was taken by tallying where each car came from. ...read more.

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The plant species transects was taken at the Burford Spur. They were taken there because of the amount of visitors there which helps test the human impact at Box Hill. Also the Burford Spur had many rare plant species. The plant species transects was carried out by stretching out a tape measure 10 metres. Then, every metre the amount of different species was counted using a quadrat. Also, soil depth was measured using a soil pin. The amount of plant species was recorded by how many squares in the quadrat there was of particular plant specie. Altogether there were 25 squares in the quadrat. The common species that were looked for were Fine leaf grass, Tor grass and bare ground. Apart from counting the amount of species every metre, the maximum plant height was also taken every metre. ...read more.

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