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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby pihi » April 26th, 2012, 6:12 pm

So anyone want to help me distinguishing between the pines? ^.^
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Postby 49ers » April 26th, 2012, 7:35 pm

So anyone want to help me distinguishing between the pines? ^.^
i really would before i go to bed in like 25 minutes. It would be awesome!
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Postby butter side up » April 27th, 2012, 7:01 pm

So anyone want to help me distinguishing between the pines? ^.^
Well, I don't know what is on your state list, but one of the most helpful things for the actual pines is to find the number of needles per bundle. Find that out, and the typical length, and write them right on your tree list. This cuts the options for any sample in about a third. From there, it is a matter of distinguishing between them.
The spruces have single needles that poke out all over the place. Hemlocks have flat, single needles that shed easily. The Eastern Hemlock specifically has two blueish lines on the needles' undersides. The Eastern Red Cedar is fluffy, with blueish berries, while the Northern White Cedar is flatter, with cones.
That is the rough, immediate guide to pines and coniferous trees.
If I knew more specifically what pines you are having trouble with, then that would help.
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby tuftedtitmouse12 » April 27th, 2012, 8:29 pm

So anyone want to help me distinguishing between the pines? ^.^
Well, I don't know what is on your state list, but one of the most helpful things for the actual pines is to find the number of needles per bundle. Find that out, and the typical length, and write them right on your tree list. This cuts the options for any sample in about a third. From there, it is a matter of distinguishing between them.
The spruces have single needles that poke out all over the place. Hemlocks have flat, single needles that shed easily. The Eastern Hemlock specifically has two blueish lines on the needles' undersides. The Eastern Red Cedar is fluffy, with blueish berries, while the Northern White Cedar is flatter, with cones.
That is the rough, immediate guide to pines and coniferous trees.
If I knew more specifically what pines you are having trouble with, then that would help.
NWF guide has a pine key ^.^
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby qwertyuioplkjhgfdsa » April 29th, 2012, 5:03 pm

Does anybody have any tips for the spruces on the National List? Also the pines as well would be great.

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Postby computergeek3 » April 29th, 2012, 5:53 pm

Does anyone have any tests that are oriented towards the western tree ID and if so could you send them to me?
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Postby dustykingwood » April 29th, 2012, 6:36 pm

Does anyone have any tests that are oriented towards the western tree ID and if so could you send them to me?
Would a Texas Tree test work? cause I mean it depends on the part of the state you have. we have a lot of trees too soooo...
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby computergeek3 » April 29th, 2012, 6:38 pm

Does anyone have any tests that are oriented towards the western tree ID and if so could you send them to me?
Would a Texas Tree test work? cause I mean it depends on the part of the state you have. we have a lot of trees too soooo...
That would be awesome, thank you
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby dustykingwood » April 30th, 2012, 2:46 pm

Ugh wait sorry, all the ones I know my proctor can only acsses. sorry :(
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Re: Forestry B/C

Postby qwertyuioplkjhgfdsa » April 30th, 2012, 5:59 pm

I have come across the phrase "stomatal bloom" used in identification... what does this mean?


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