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Larix decidua/european larch
Triangular needles in bunches, male pinecones look like buds, female cones < i inch. Deciduous
Pinus strobus/white pine
short, softer bunches of needles, long, woody cones. Needles longer than pinus flexilus
bald cypress/taxodium distichum
Behind dining hall. Feathery evergreen-looking needles, round green cone (looks like scaled ball), red fibrous bark
Acer platanoides/Norway Maple
Big five pointed leaves, looks like a sycamore, different bark, double propeller seeds
Acer saccharinum/Silver maple
Leaves green on top, white on bottom, deeper lobes, greenish-white stems
Warty/corky-ridged bark, asymmetrical serrated, pointed oval leaves that are longer than wide. Distinguish from elm: Center vein not only prominent vein, bark pattern disorganized.
Fraxinus pennsylvanicus/emerald ash
Second tallest tree on campus, bark looks black/white from distance/diamond pattern, leaves opposite, pinnately compound, smooth. Single propeller samara.
"camo bark", large, seed is bumpy ball w/silky insides, leaf: flat bottom, lobed, large and roughly triangular
Populus tremuloides/quaking aspen
White bark, leaves tremble in breeze, round/teardrop shape, turn yellow in fall
Ulmus pumila/Siberian elm
Leaves serrated, pointed oval, no leaf at end of twig. Lots of small, pendulous branches. Bark w/zigzag-like furrows. Bark has "bleach" streaks running down from wounds. Clear central vein.
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