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Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:31 pm

So oldranger and I were having a talk about what types of trees these two are if not the same type completely. I figure there are people on this board that know allot more than I do so name that mountain? Name these trees! :p

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Re: Tree Types

Postby oldranger » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:29 am

To add a little relavent info: Rogue took these pics between Observation Peak and Cartridge creek. I think at 9800 feet or above. They certainly are white pines but which? There are known Foxtails in the area but they could also be atypical whitebark or possibly even western white pines with an even more outside chance of a west side limber pine. By enlarging the pics from Rogues photo stream cones consistent with western whites and Foxtails are clearly visible on the ground. From my interpretation of the needles they do not appear consistent with the "bottlebrush" form of the Foxtails.

My initial impression was that they were western white pines but ???

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Re: Tree Types

Postby RoguePhotonic » Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:57 am

Oh yeah I forgot to add where and what altitude lol.

The first tree was taken at 9480 and the second was at 9000.
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Re: Tree Types

Postby rlown » Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:18 am

either your tree pics are really huge or there's an internet glitch somewhere. very slow to download.. still waiting.. I have a slow connection anyway but..
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Re: Tree Types

Postby oldranger » Wed Nov 27, 2013 7:47 pm

Rogue

Given the elevation I'm sticking with my first impression--Western white pines.

Russ the large file helps with the detail in recognizing the cones on the ground.

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Re: Tree Types

Postby Rockchucker » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:17 pm

Well it's not a foxtail.
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Re: Tree Types

Postby Timberline » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:54 pm

I'm guessing western white pines, also. Bodacious [i]gnarlious[i] variety of the species in particular (heh heh :D )
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Re: Tree Types

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:57 pm

rlown wrote:either your tree pics are really huge or there's an internet glitch somewhere. very slow to download.. still waiting.. I have a slow connection anyway but..

Slow to load for me as well.
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Re: Tree Types

Postby Ikan Mas » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:50 pm

Yes, White Pine, (Pinus monticola) based on the size of the cones. However, the bark looks oddly red.
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Re: Tree Types

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Nov 28, 2013 5:21 pm

They are slow to load because I linked the full size images which are 5616 X 3744 and typically range around 20MB.
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Re: Tree Types

Postby SSSdave » Sun Dec 01, 2013 2:19 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:They are slow to load because I linked the full size images which are 5616 X 3744 and typically range around 20MB.


Better to downsize to a web sized image for thread display then provide a link to any large image for those willing to bother. Not only does a large image take a long time to display each time one visits the page but tends to make a mess of browser frames depending on forum software and browser used.
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Re: Tree Types

Postby maverick » Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:21 pm

Rogue,

Like Dave mentioned, down size them, otherwise most folks will move on before
even seeing the photo's.
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