Native SpeciesBalsam Poplar

Populus balsamifera
FOUND by GMSLakers1
2017-06-06
Greenville
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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 leaves are simple, alternate, ovate, with finely toothed edges. They are shiny green, with rusty blotches underneath.
Photo of my evidence.
You could smell the sticky buds in the wind.The buds are very long, and sticky. It has a very strong smell.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark of older trees are gray with rough ridges.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Populus balsamifera
Common name:
Balsam Poplar
Count of individuals: 
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 45.457280 °
Longitude: 
W -69.598140 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
School Forest
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-06-06 08:15
Town or city: 
Greenville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Upper Kennebec
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 
Dry
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