Native SpeciesWhite pine

Pinus strobus
FOUND by AmoebaSquad
2018-11-09
Freeport
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
We are collecting data to see if we have the skills to identify a white pine. Our location is in the woods in the backwoods area of Freeport Middle School. It is November 9th, 2018. We are at the back of the Freeport Middle School woods. The leaves are dry and crunchy, it is windy and cloudy and is slightly overcast. We can hear the nearby highway and our classmates. The temperature of 47°F. There is a large bush and leaves falling from trees. The air is cold and crisp and we can smell the pine sap. We observed a large black tube nailed to the tree. There is a small stream beside the tar that acts as a border between the woods and the school.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Evidence 1: Pine Needles- They have a toothed edge. All of the needles are around 6-8 cm which, is in the range of the white pine Vital Signs ID card. The design is simple and the needles are layered.
Photo of my evidence.
Evidence 2: Bark- The bark is thin and smooth. The coloring is gray and red shades all over the bark. The edges are smoothed over, has long ridges, and deep cracks.
Photo of my evidence.
Evidence 3: Branches- The branches are in a whorled pattern which means when you look up the branches spiral.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Pinus strobus
Common name:
White pine
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Vegetative structures (plants)
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.864099 °
Longitude: 
W -70.105200 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Freeport Middle School Pond
Trip date: 
Fri, 2018-11-09 19:14
Town or city: 
Freeport
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Dirt road
People
Recent disturbance
Black plastic pipe running up the side of the tree and through the woods.
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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