Native SpeciesBalsam Poplar

Populus balsamifera
NOT FOUND by PoplarE
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Peer reviewed by ITW & MR
Field Notes
I was happy because we were outside. I saw a lot of ice and brush. I also heard some cars driving past. I was wondering what the pinecone tasted like so I bit it. It tasted like ice. I am surprised that I saw a completely Red barked tree. I could not find poplar but we found something similar.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know we didn't find poplar because the trees that we found had rough bark and we know that poplar has smooth bark with deep groves.
Photo of my evidence.
Poplar leaves have tooth like edges. The leaves we saw had smooth edges. Also the leaves that we found were dull. Poplar leaves are shiny.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Populus balsamifera
Common name:
Balsam Poplar
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.022329 °
W -70.964994 °
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


Good try guys do you know what plant it might be.

Take another look at the species ID card. The bark on a polar tree is only smooth and red when the tree is young. On older poplars the bark is gray and deeply grooved, which actually looks somewhat similar to what you found. Also, what leaves were you looking at? It looks like rusty orange leaves in the picture come from a different tree, not the tree you were trying to identify.