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Snapshots

  1. Boxelder (Acer negundo)

    Snapshot Title: Boxelder (Acer negundo)
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Wetland Sapling Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Boxelder is the most abundant sapling, accounting for 29% of all saplings and shrubs in the sampling plots at Wingfield Pines. Although it is not as fast growing as the balsam poplar, which averages a...



  2. American Elm (Ulmus americana)

    Snapshot Title: American Elm (Ulmus americana)
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Wetland Sapling Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    American elm accounts for 18% of all saplings in the sampling plots at Wingfield Pines. This sapling is easy to identify by its toothed leaves that feel like sandpaper. Although saplings are abundant ...



  3. Ash (Fraxinus spp.)

    Snapshot Title: Ash (Fraxinus spp.)
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Wetland Sapling Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Are those the leaves of a green ash or white ash? The leaves of the two species are so similar it's sometimes difficult to tell them apart. What they do have in common are stems that are opposite each...



  4. American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

    Snapshot Title: American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Wetland Sapling Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    It is difficult to see the leaves in this snapshot but if you zoom into the trunk of the center tree you may find that it looks "sickly." The peeling bark, with white patches is an identification sign...



  5. Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera)

    Snapshot Title: Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera)
    Taken by: Matthew Opdyke

    Image: Wingfield Pines: Wetland Sapling Survey
    Image Owner: Matthew Opdyke



    Description:

    Balsam poplar accounts for 4% of all saplings and shrubs in the sampling plots at Wingfield Pines. It is also the fastest growing sapling, averaging a 43% increase in trunk diameter every year. This ...