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Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 11:43 am
by amerikestrel
Ponderosa Pine? The needles look like they're about the right length.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 4:09 pm
by JSGandora
Yes, good job. Your turn! Is there any other reason besides the length?

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 4:57 pm
by amerikestrel
I'm sure there's some way to do it definitively, but no, that was just a guess based on needle count and length.

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Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 5:03 pm
by JSGandora
Ah, I see.

Hmm, American Hornbeam?

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 5:52 pm
by amerikestrel
Nope.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 6:36 pm
by JSGandora
Hm, American Beech is the next best thing. I should have guessed that first, the teeth of the American Beech lean forward more.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 7:17 pm
by amerikestrel
Nope...this isn't the greatest photo, so here's another shot of the same tree:

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Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 7:33 pm
by JSGandora
That's strange...I've looked through all the trees and still can't find anything like it. I'll take another guess:

Eastern Hophornbeam? It doesn't look terribly like it but I can't think of anything else.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 7:40 pm
by amerikestrel
No.

Hint: it's neither in the Fagaceae nor Betulaceae families. The leaf is slightly asymmetric at the base – it's not easy to tell from the first photo, but you can see it in the second photo if you look carefully.

Re: Forestry ID

Posted: November 4th, 2011, 9:52 pm
by PacificGoldenPlover
American Elm?