Native SpeciesBalsam Poplar

Populus balsamifera
FOUND by PoplarA
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Field Notes
On 11/29/16 we went on a walk on the power line road. We were looking for the Poplar. It was difficult because it was raining and in a late season for the Poplar. The pictures we took matches the reddish-brown bark on the poplar. The leaves were not near or on the poplar. So it was difficult to identify the plant. In the end we were happy because we think that we found it.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The bark and the plant looked the same. On the info card, the color of the plant was reddish-brown and where the leaves would be on the tips of the branches, was a orange color. The plant had those same color and markings. It also had smooth, soft bark and it had lots of branches coming off of the top.
The stem looked a lot like the sapling in the photo.
Photo of my evidence.
It was also in the same environment as the species ID card said. A few small plants next to larger trees that were over shadowing the small plants.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Populus balsamifera
Common name:
Balsam Poplar
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.022430 °
W -70.964946 °
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


It is pretty difficult to identify trees this time of year. You made some awesome notes, and presented some great evidence despite that challenge though.