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Help identify trees

  1. Oct 7, 2010 #1
    This image from Panoramio via Google Earth was pinned at Missoula, Montana.

    http://img816.imageshack.us/img816/5536/missoulamttrees1.jpg [Broken]

    Any idea what the circled trees are?

    Original image: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11198333
     
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  3. Oct 7, 2010 #2

    Evo

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    The first tree is the same as the first two, but it's diseased.
     
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  4. Oct 7, 2010 #3
    the tall one is some kind of pine tree (and yes it looks anemic), but the short ones i have no idea.
     
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  7. Oct 8, 2010 #6
    For the pine, pines tend to change shape quite a bit and anything goes but I know some young white pines, Pinus strobus, which look a bit alike. Just a guess though.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2010 #7

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    I probably have seen them, passing through Missoula a few moons ago. Beautiful topography !!
    Looks like there were rectangular hay bales in that field.
    For identification purposes, we need to send someone on the ground to take leaf samples.
     
  9. Oct 8, 2010 #8
    I have a parachute!
     
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