Michigan State soil
Kalkaska sand was chosen to be Michigan's state soil in the 1990's. Kalkaska soil occurs in both the upper and lower peninsulas of Michigan. it is used primarily for sugar maple and yellow birch hardwood timber, and sometimes for Christmas trees and specialty crops such as potatoes and strawberries
Description of soil
- It’s also the reason lakes and rivers located in areas of the state where Kalkaska sand is abundant are so clean.
-that states and scientists will go out of their way to actually recognize and celebrate it.
-Taxonomic class: Sandy, isotic, frigid Typic Haplorthods
-TYPICAL PEDON: Kalkaska sand, on a west-facing, 1 percent slope in a forested area.