Post by indulgenceseeker on Jun 17, 2020 13:12:29 GMT -5
Notice the needles on the ground next to the chest: 1.2-2.2 inches long, occur in pairs, moderately stiff, stomata on both the outer and inner surfaces. Those are pinyon pine needles.
Notice the pine cones on the bottom right: egg-shaped, 1.5-2 inches long, reddish-brown, scales are few and not covered with prickles; thin-shelled, edible, large and wingless seeds. These are pinyon pine cones.
Notice the opened leaf(s) on the ground in the bottom right as well devoid of their pine seeds.
Post by indulgenceseeker on Jun 17, 2020 15:12:42 GMT -5
This is from Dal's site...Owlman on June 17, 2020 at 10:37 am said: The TC picture shows evidence of Pinyon Pine cones and needles. You can tell cone size given the TC size. And the dried needles show two-needles per clump, thus “2-needle pine” is Pinyon. That kind of rules out a lot of Montana and much of Wyoming. I don’t think that’s grass, it looks like Sedge (“sedges have edges”). The old wood to the top looks like Cottonwood given it’s rot pattern. So I’d say it was very likely in NM or Colorado, in or adjacent to a wetland or moist area, where Pinyon would grow near Cottonwoods and Sedge. I’m an ecologist and study Spotted Owls in the desert southwest, but am based in Montana. The habitat clues look pretty straight forward IMHO.
So we all agreed that it’s not an eastern white pine?😂😂😂
Pinus strobus, commonly denominated the eastern white pine, northern white pine, white pine, Weymouth pine (British), and soft pine is a large pine native to eastern North America. It occurs from Newfoundland, Canada west through the Great Lakes region to southeastern Manitoba and Minnesota, United States, and south along the Appalachian Mountains and upper Piedmont to northernmost Georgia and perhaps very rarely in some of the higher elevations in northeastern Alabama.