Native Speciesred pine

Pinus resinosa
FOUND by brenaud
2017-04-28
Machias
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by BR
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
We were at UMM on the nature trails. It was a misty day. We did a transect tree count. We ran an transect tape in the woods. We took a 6 meter string perpendicular to that line and ran it into the woods. We checked 1/2 meter on either side of the string.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This was a red pine. The bark was smoother than that of white pine. It had 2 needles grouped together.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Pinus resinosa
Common name:
red pine
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Reproduction: 
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.707014 °
Longitude: 
W -67.454321 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
UMM Outback Trail
Trip date: 
Fri, 2017-04-28 13:00
Town or city: 
Machias
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
6 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

Sniffy Salamander makes a great point - the number and length of needles in a fascicle is an important ID feature. Fortunately in this case, red pine has very distinctive bark, so I am confident you have the correct ID.

Were you able to find the needles? I am not an expert on red pine, but I think a photo of the needles would help with ID. Sometimes trees are hard because needles or leaves are out of reach, and it can be tricky to use the dropped ones off the ground... You have to kind of assume they come from the tree you are investigating. I was wondering if that was what happened with this tree?

~Sniffly