Native SpeciesWhite pine

Pinus strobus
FOUND by GMSLakers1
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Firefly
Peer reviewed by Firefly
Field Notes
My environmental science class went to our school forest June 6, 2017. It was a mostly cloudy, 47 degrees fahrenheit. Even on the chilly day, there was a lot of black flies. We could smell the Balsam poplar buds, and hear peepers nearby.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The needles are three to five inches long, slender and flexible. There are five in a cluster.
Photo of my evidence.
The cones are long, being four to eight inches long. The scales on the cones are thin, smooth, without any prickles.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark on old trees are very dark in color. They have broad, flat pattern, separated by shallow fissures.
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: 
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 45.457280 °
W -69.598140 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
School Forest
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-06-06 08:15
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Upper Kennebec
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 


Great photo and written evidence. From your pictures, this looks like an older white pine. I love seeing large stands of white pine, such beautiful and important trees in Maine.