Identification: Pine tree of PNW

Discussion in 'Gymnosperms (incl. Conifers)' started by Bobbie Buzzell, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. Bobbie Buzzell

    Bobbie Buzzell New Member

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    I didn't think to get close-ups of this tree. Is there a way to ID it by just the bark pattern? Photo taken in the foothills of Mt Rainier, WA at about 2500 ft elevation. Thanks for any info possible!
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Sorry, not without better pics. ID isn't helped by its being badly fire-scorched, with the only green foliage too high up to see any detail.
     
  3. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    The bark does not look like pine - but I may be mistaken

    Esp on Mt Rainier

    And that size of trunk

    Prev poster is right - need better pix.

    Maybe the Ntl Park official website has a guide to conifer trees in that park
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Looks like a long declining western hemlock complete with concentrations of small, dark down facing cones.
     
  5. Georgia Strait

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    Yes I would agree w Ron B

    The bark

    Thé downslope of the branches

    And given what conifers appear to be in the background too

    A tell-tale sign on healthy hemlock esp young ones is how the lead tip at top of tree drops over
     

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