Native SpeciesWhite pine

Pinus strobus
FOUND by WhitePineF
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by EB & OL
Peer reviewed by MD & CH
Field Notes
We walked into the woods to the powerline road. It was very cold and wet out. It was rainy and no one wanted to be outside. We could hear people talking and laughing and the air smelled sappy. I was happy because we found the white pine and it was very hard to find. We are very surprised that we could not find it because the white pine was everywhere. I could see buildings and hear cars so we knew we were in a developed area.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know that we found the white pine because the needles are between 5-13 cm. And there are 5 needles growing out of its fascicles. Also the needles are fine toothed. It was harder to find the needles because they were so high up. We found some that fell off the tree.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark was thin and reddish grayish color. It's got long ridges and dark furrows. We think this is a young tree because the bark was thin.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Pinus strobus
Common name:
White pine
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.022321 °
W -70.964854 °
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're correct! And it is always good practice to look at the needles and bark to confirm your identification. Keep exploring and I hope you continue to find more native species in the future.