Native SpeciesWhite pine

Pinus strobus
FOUND by Cold Fish 1
2012-09-20
Falmouth
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Field Notes
On September 20th, my group and I went outside our school to research White pine or Pinus strobus. We really enjoyed working outside and taking notes. It was quite cold out but, it wasn't unbearable. We smelled the freshness of the crisp air, being that it was the day before fall. We found it very easy to locate both our native and invasive species. We ran into a few problems while we were researching for example, while we were taking pictures of our Japanese Barberry, it was very hard to take pictures of the berry. Another problem was that we weren't sure if the baby white pine that we used was actually white pine but we found evidence that supported our research. Our mission question for the researching was, "Are there non-native species in Falmouth that are affecting the biodiversity of our ecosystems". The answer is yes. Because we found that the Japanese Barberry was invading the White pine.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
My group and I are positive we found the White pine because, we found the thin green needles that came of in groups of five. Which is a trait in the white pine tree. We know it wasn't Slash pine,(a pine tree that grows in Northern America), because the needles come off in groups of two or three
Photo of my evidence.
My group and I are positive we found the white pine because, we found that the white pine had whorled branches, and is reddish brownish gray. We know it's not the Slash pine because the color of the bark is dark brown and orange.
Photo of my evidence.
My group and I are positive we found the White pine because of the very straight trunk. We also used past experiences for the white pine, like pinecones because we have seen pinecones near the quadrat and our teacher told us it was from the 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: 
10-20
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Fruit (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.736860 °
Longitude: 
W -70.275500 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Forest Edge and Stream
Trip date: 
Thu, 2012-09-20 14:17
Town or city: 
Falmouth
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
4 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
People
Construction
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

Great ID!

The picture of the groups of 5 needles rocks my whorls!!!!

Get it? :)

Looking forward to your next observation,
The Wild Carrot

I LOVE YOUR WORK. I BET YOU GUYS WORK AS A GOOD TEAM BECAUSE YOU R WORK IS THE BEST I'VE EVER SEEN!!!

Hahaha thank you!