Native Speciesred pine

Pinus resinosa
ID Questioned
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Field Notes
It was a cold day, me and my partner were looking for a Red Pine, we looked at many different trees, but non of them seemed to compare to the info sheet. in the end we don't think we found a Red Pine.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
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We don't think we found a Red Pine because the needles don't look very similar to the picture on the info sheet. The needles on the tree we found are light green and they don't have any brown on the needles. On the info sheet the needles were dark green and there was brown on them.
Photo of my evidence.
We also don't think we found a red pine because the bark doesn't look a lot like the picture. For example, in the picture the bark looks a lot rougher and is supposed to have a bit of red on/under the tree. And on the tree we found the bark looked kinda rough but didn't have any of the features from the info sheet for. For example there wasn't any red on/under the tree.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Pinus resinosa
Common name:
red pine
Sampling method: 
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Place Studied
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N 44.022246 °
W -70.964861 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Lower Androscoggin


You need to be careful when identifying the traits of a tree. Things like needle color can be different between trees, and change over the year. On the other hand, traits like the number of needles in a fascicle remain constant. To be absolutely sure, that would be important information to collect.