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Re: Forestry ID

Postby amerikestrel » November 4th, 2011, 11:43 am

Ponderosa Pine? The needles look like they're about the right length.
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Re: Forestry ID

Postby JSGandora » November 4th, 2011, 4:09 pm

Yes, good job. Your turn! Is there any other reason besides the length?

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Re: Forestry ID

Postby amerikestrel » November 4th, 2011, 4:57 pm

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

Postby JSGandora » November 4th, 2011, 5:03 pm

Ah, I see.

Hmm, American Hornbeam?

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Re: Forestry ID

Postby amerikestrel » November 4th, 2011, 5:52 pm

Nope.
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Re: Forestry ID

Postby JSGandora » November 4th, 2011, 6:36 pm

Hm, American Beech is the next best thing. I should have guessed that first, the teeth of the American Beech lean forward more.

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Re: Forestry ID

Postby amerikestrel » November 4th, 2011, 7:17 pm

Nope...this isn't the greatest photo, so here's another shot of the same tree:

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Re: Forestry ID

Postby JSGandora » November 4th, 2011, 7:33 pm

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.

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Re: Forestry ID

Postby amerikestrel » November 4th, 2011, 7:40 pm

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.
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Re: Forestry ID

Postby PacificGoldenPlover » November 4th, 2011, 9:52 pm

American Elm?
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