Identification: BC Tree ID

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  1. shirdipam

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    No 6. A tree on Hollyburn Mountain in Cypress Provincial Park, outside of Vancouver.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Western White Pine Pinus monticola.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Has foxtail appearance, upright shoot orientation of Pinus albicaulis. Why is this not possible?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    That (usually) has shorter, denser foliage. But an abnormally low altitude specimen could look like that.
     
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    Ron B & Michael F, So if this was found at 1000m on Hollyburn Mountain? Which is it likely to be?
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hmmm . . . that's within the altitude range for both, close to the upper limit for P. monticola, and close to the lower limit for P. albicaulis. Have you got any larger, higher resolution pics? Or collected samples? That would help. The most useful distinction is that P. monticola has only thinly hairy shoots, while P. albicaulis shoots are densely hairy.
     
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    added another photo, higher resolution, don't know if that will help. Sorry, no samples!
     
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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'll stick with Pinus monticola.
     
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    Yes, looks like the shoots are probably reddish-hairy.
     

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