Mmmkay. That helps a lot, now onto counting needles..Well, mostly I rely on the number of needles per 'bundle.' That will narrow down the number of pines, so it will be easier to identify one specific tree. From there, branch orientation, bark, shape, or cones will be useful.PINES WILL BE THE DEATH OF ME.
How do you guys tell them apart? I usually rely on the overall shape of the branch, and the alignment of the needles, but it isn't helping all too much.
Birches are fun, when you get their bark.