Native Speciesred pine

Pinus resinosa
FOUND by RedPineA
2016-11-29
Fryeburg
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by MG & JP
Peer reviewed by EH & SR
Field Notes
First we went on the power line road to look for our species. We are happy because we got to go outside and look around on a "scavenger hunt" for our species. We got to use cameras too. I see trees, plants, and birds. I hear students talking and wind howling. I smell rain. I am surprised that we found the red pine.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We saw red bark because we chipped off some outer bark and saw some red bark under it.
Photo of my evidence.
On this branch there was a symmetrical pine cone. On the red pine there are pine cones that are not spiky. These pine cones were not spiky. Sorry it was blurry, but it was up really high.
Photo of my evidence.
The fascicles were to high too measure but they looked 12 to 18 cm. long. There were no fallen branches around the tree to check how many needles were in each fascicle.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Pinus resinosa
Common name:
red pine
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.022351 °
Longitude: 
W -70.964896 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Fryeburg
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Androscoggin

Comments

Nice close up picture of the bark and of the branches.

-Hi RedPineA
I'm surprised as well that you found the RedPine because at one time in early November I had to look for the RedPine and I couldn't find it I could mostly just find PitchPine trees.

-GrayBirchB! :) :)

great job for finding the red pine. you'r pictures are great and your field notes are very detailed and specific.

great job!!!!!!!!!

I like your pictures of what you found and i liked how you posted all the pictures. I also liked the details about the pictures!

Great observations! Being very thorough about what you see is really important to identify species and ask ecological questions. You are correct that to be 100% sure of a species ID you want to look at the arrangement of the needles, the cones, etc.. But in the case of the red pine, the bark is so unique that you can be quite confident. Excellent deduction!