Native Speciesred pine

Pinus resinosa
NOT FOUND by sniffly salamander
2017-06-29
Castine
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Field Notes
It is sunny and warm. I hear the wind in the trees, birds, and insects. I smell the trees and evergreens. I'm surprised I did not find the red pine. We are investigating Witherle Woods looking for eastern hemlock and red pine to determine if we should monitor these woods for the forest pests impacting these species in Maine.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We saw this from a distance and thought it might be red pine. The needles looked longer than the other evergreens we had been seeing. It seemed promising.
Photo of my evidence.
Upon closer inspection we saw there were five needles per cluster. White pine has five needs per cluster and red pine has two. Because there are five needles, we think this was white pine.
Photo of my evidence.
We did not have ruler but these needles also look longer than red pine needles.
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: 
Time search
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.389540 °
Longitude: 
W -68.816100 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Witherle Woods
Trip date: 
Thu, 2017-06-29 12:40
Town or city: 
Castine
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
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Tree canopy cover: 
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Comments

Great observations. If you don't have a ruler, using something of standard size like a clipboard or coin for scale is a great idea.