Native SpeciesWhite pine

Pinus strobus
FOUND by alex2
2012-05-23
Biddeford
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
Problems that we ran into: Two similar trees right next to each other, and our tree was behind a fence. We see a fence and a bush. We hear cars. We smell pine from the trees.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
In the Spring, there are yellow catkins.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark is thick, and is reddish/grayish brown.
Photo of my evidence.
The pine needles are the same as the ones on a White Pine.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Pinus strobus
Common name:
White pine
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
3/4 - Completely covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.493611 °
Longitude: 
W -70.471111 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Name:
Biddeford High School Woods Block 3
Trip date: 
Wed, 2012-05-23 11:38
Town or city: 
Biddeford
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Saco
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

Hey there Alex-

Great photo of the catkins! Next time when looking for the white pine, try to get an evidence photo of the clumps of 5 needles. Keep up the good work, and awesome sketches!

-The Wild Carrot

I learned once that a good way to ID white pine is by counting the number of needles in a bundle. You can remember that there should be 5 because W-H-I-T-E has 5 letters. Of course, it is important to count a few bundles, because it is nature after all. There's variation and elements that might cause needles to be lost from bundles.

I think your sketch is really cool. Whenever I see nice sketches like yours, I think about how cool it would be to be a scientific illustrator. Did you know that's a career that people can have? I wish I were artistic like you, so that I could pursue that line of work. If you like drawing and like science, check it out.

Keep up the good work!

-sniffly