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by amerikestrel
October 17th, 2011, 6:54 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Yes, good job! Can you answer the question?
by amerikestrel
October 17th, 2011, 6:49 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Here's a nice picture of an underleaf.
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This tree is commonly found near what natural feature?
by amerikestrel
October 17th, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Red Pine, Pinus resinosa. The needles "snap cleanly when bent". I wonder if there's an evolutionary reason for this.
by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 8:01 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Just a reminder, please upload each picture to an image hosting website to avoid unintentional cheating. I opened the photo in a new window to zoom in on it, but I noticed that the scientific name of the plant is in the filename. A great site to use is imgur.com , because you can just paste in a URL...
by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 7:44 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

It is the Eastern Red Cedar. It seems that the only way to tell them apart is by the seed-cone color, since the leaves are virtually identical, but the cones are very similar as well (and seem to vary in color between photographs). One thing that's curious is that the Sibley guide portrays the Utah...
by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

It is the Eastern Red Cedar. It seems that the only way to tell them apart is by the seed-cone color, since the leaves are virtually identical, but the cones are very similar as well (and seem to vary in color between photographs). One thing that's curious is that the Sibley guide portrays the Utah ...
by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Actually, no. Right genus, wrong species. But I honestly don't have a clue how to tell them apart.
by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 4:37 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

That's interesting, I'll have to look into it.

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by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 2:31 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Hmm...is it a Douglas-fir? Yes it is! Here's your next hint. I had to go up onto school's roof to get a view of the cones. I know that fir cones are limited to the top of the tree, but I can't find any mention that the Douglas-firs are the same way. In fact, the National Park Service says: "Unlike ...
by amerikestrel
October 16th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: 2012 Study Events
Topic: Forestry ID
Replies: 1474
Views: 86937

Re: Forestry ID

Hmm...is it a Douglas-fir?

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