Native SpeciesAmerican larch

Larix laricina
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
I am happy because we get to do new things and we are not stuck inside in the classroom. Some problems that I ran into were setting the string down on the ground without it catching on any small branches and small trees. I see tall trees with the colors of red, orange, yellow, and green. I hear birds chirping and people talking and laughing about the struggles in their way. I am surprised on what I found beacuase I think it was th eright tree, and we were assigned the perfect spot.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I think this is the tree because it has 1-2 centimeters long with bunches of about 30, and the needles were three sided. I also know this is the tree because the tree is growing in a swamp like area, and the needle were turning yellow at the right time of year.
Photo of my evidence.
I think this is the tree because the bark is the same in the paper provided by our teacher. It is gray to reddish brown and is scaly just like it informs us. The bark has "carved in lines" and is growing out small fine hairs.
Photo of my evidence.
I think this is the tree because the pinecones are starting to turn red and are about 1-2.5 centimeters long. The pine cones were facing up just like it's shown in the picture.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Larix laricina
Common name:
American larch
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.121713 °
W -69.308881 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Medomak Middle School Compost Trail to Snake Trail
Trip date: 
Mon, 2017-10-23 08:35
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Medomak River Watershed


Fantastic observations! You took some great photos of the different parts of the tree and described very well how each piece of evidenced supports your claim that this is an American Larch.

Nice job using the ruler for scale. I am also glad you got to be outside! Great work.