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Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 4:27 pm
by TheBookworm
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This was just about the best picture I could find...sorry if it isn't as zoomed in enough

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 4:29 pm
by TheBookworm
This one might be better

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Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 4:36 pm
by JSGandora
Gah, I've narrowed it down to a white spruce and an engelmann spruce but I'll say white spruce because there are more needles leaning forward.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 4:56 pm
by TheBookworm
Nope..they all looks so similar, right??

This one looks particularly similar to the engleman spruce, so good guess...

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 5:00 pm
by JSGandora
Oh, gahhhh, 99% of the needles are leaning forward, but not like the red spruce...if you know what I mean. So sitka spruce?

Also, do those scars on the twig have any significance? Or do all spruces have those?

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 6:41 pm
by TheBookworm
Yup...it's hard right...and it's even harder for me, who lives in tropical Miami... :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

As for the scars, I don't know about spruces, but I do think it's significant for pines...but yeah, it's best to pay attention to the twig scars pointy thingamabobbers...

Your turn!!

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 6:45 pm
by JSGandora
Aw that sucks.

Really big:

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Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 6:58 pm
by TheBookworm
WOAH!!! That's pretty big...umm...this looks really familiar. It's a Pacific Yew, right??

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 7:05 pm
by amerikestrel
Call me crazy, but I think it's a hemlock. Yew leaves are more tapered and have a little point at the end.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 2nd, 2011, 7:06 pm
by JSGandora
Pacific yew has that thin stalk connecting the needle to the twig which is relatively long and pretty distinct. Overall, I think, Pacific Yews are distinct. But I did say that I'm doing pines for now on and Pacific Yew isn't one. :)