Foresty contest

White cedar

needles- scaly

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Red Ceder
dark green, scalelike needles evergreen
reddish tinge in winter
White Pine
Conifer, Evergreen, Whorled Branching Pattern, Needles in Bunches of 5
Red Pine
pine of eastern North America having long needles in bunches of two and reddish bark Whorled
Jack Pine

 

2 bundled, Wide V, sharp needles

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American Elm
bark- light gray, deeply grooved into wide ridges w/ red peaking through
leaf- dark green w/ rough, fale green+fuzzy beneath, elliptical, toothed, 3-6″ long, 1-3″ wide
Yellow Birch
Alternate, simple, ovate, 4 to 6 inches long, pinnately-veined, acute tip, rounded base, doubly serrate margins, somewhat soft or fuzzy
White Ash
alternate, toothed, not lobed, compound -diamond bark underside of leaf in whitish
White Oak
bark- light gray, shallowly grooved into long+scaly ridges
leeaf- bright green above, white/grey below, 5-9 rounded lobes 4-9″ long, 2-4″ wide
Scotch Pine
Evergreen needles, 1 1/2 to 3 inches long, with two stout, twisted needles per fascicle, blue-green with distinct stomatal bands.
Tamarack
is best identified by its light green, needle like foliage found in clusters of 10 to 20. It is the only softwood that drops all its needles each fall.
Basswood
Bark: Coarse medium-brown
Leaves: Almost circular, dark green, fine-serrated edges
White Birch
ID:finely toothes & found on long shoots or in groups of 3s on short shoots. tree is easily identified by the white, peeling bark.
Aspen
leathery, roundish leaves. white bark.
Balsam Fir
Conifer, Evergreen, Whorled Branching Pattern, Needles Not in Bunches
Red Oak
leaves’ margins have 3 points (arrows); reddish bark, simple, alternate
Sugar Maple
opposite arrangement, simple, 5 lobes, round sinuses, used to make maple syrup
Red Maple
bark-young-smooth+gray, old- darker+coarser
leaf- green above, light green–>white below, opposite 2.5-4″, 3 shallow toothed lobes
American Beech
bark- gray, thin, smooth
leaf- elliptical, toothed, dark green above, light green under, 2.5-5″, 1/3″ wide
Black Cherry
bark- bitter+strong smell, inner bark is brown
leaf- smooth+shiny+green above, pale green+few hairs below, elliptical, toothed, 2-5″
Hemlock
an evergreen tree of North America having flat needles and small cones. poisen comes from this tree
Sassafras
bark- gray/brown, deeply furrowed
leaf- shiny green above, pale+hairy below, 2 lobes or 3 broad rounded ones
Blue Spruce
Evergreen needles, 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long, stiff and very sharp (spine-like), displayed nearly straight out from twig, silvery blue to dark green. Strong acidic taste. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma).
Ironwood
Evergreen needles, 3/4 to 1 1/4 inches long, stiff and very sharp (spine-like), displayed nearly straight out from twig, silvery blue to dark green. Strong acidic taste. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma).
White Spruce
Evergreen needles, stiff, 1/3 to 3/4 inch long, square in cross section, needle tips are pointed but not sharp, green to gray-green. Each needle borne on a raised, woody peg (sterigma).
Sycamore
bark- smooth and white, brown, green, grey, peels in flakes, deeply grooved, scaly ridges
leaf- bright green above, pale below, hairless, 4-8″ long, 3-5 shallow lobes, short points, wavy edges, scattered large teeth
Black Walnut
Alternate, pinnately compound, 12 to 24 inches long with 10 to 24 leaflets (poorly formed or missing terminal leaflet), leaflets are ovate-lanceolate, finely serrate, and 3 to 3 1/2 inches long, rachis is stout
Cottonwood
Opposite branching, simple, heart shaped leaves, serrated, coarse, grooving bark,
Hickory Shagbark
bark peels back compound altrernate
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