Native SpeciesWhite pine

Pinus strobus
NOT FOUND by edouglas
2017-04-28
Machias
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Field Notes
Great day to be outside in the forest. A perfect example of a cool, cloudy, rainy Maine spring day. We have the forest to ourselves today. Our group took a 15m transect. We sampled 6m strings every meter. We were meter #2. Abundance of white pine is zero. We did find at least one small balsam fir along our transect.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find evidence of the white pine along our transect. There were several dead trees and a few firs, but no pines. None of the trees on our transect had needles that were the right length and shape for any kind of pine tree.
Photo of my evidence.
Photo of my evidence.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Pinus strobus
Common name:
White pine
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.707909 °
Longitude: 
W -67.454238 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
UMM Outback Trail
Trip date: 
Fri, 2017-04-28 13:00
Town or city: 
Machias
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

I agree, those trees do not look like white pine. Did others in your group get the same results?

Yes, the rest of the group had the same results. We actually surveyed for a few different trees and found almost none of them.

That sounds like a cool protocol. What do you think you would find if you did multiple 15m transects? What do you think you would find on the forest edge versus the interior?

I'm glad it wasn't really raining hard! :)

~sniffly