Conifer IDs

The purpose of this forum is to help people identify things they've seen while out hiking: wildflowers, trees, birds, insects, small animals, animal tracks, even geographical features like buttes or streams
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retired jerry
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Re: Conifer IDs

Post by retired jerry » November 5th, 2019, 6:17 am

The arboretum next to the zoo has signs identifying different trees. They have an artificially large diversity. Good place to go if you want to learn tree types.

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BurnsideBob
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Re: Conifer IDs

Post by BurnsideBob » November 5th, 2019, 10:11 am

retired jerry wrote:
November 5th, 2019, 6:17 am
The arboretum next to the zoo has signs identifying different trees.
Great, I need all the signs I can find. And my hat is off to those of you who can ID from bark.

Anyhow, here's one sign.
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Which I now realize on preview can't be read, so here's an enlargement:
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And the tree to the left, Limber Pine.
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And the tree to the right, Bristlecone Pine.
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Most of the Bristlecones in this grove had very little bark.
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In general, I've found the bark of large, mature trees to be super confusing. Good on you all.
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