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You selected: Needles in bundles or groups.
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  2.  Are the needles in bundles of two?  wpeF.jpg (1022 bytes)


  2.  Are the needles in bundles of five?  
        If bundles of five, see white pine.


  2.  Are there many needles clustered
        at the end of a short spur branch?
        If so, see tamarack.

CAREFULLY read each option
on the right.  Pick the one
that is closest to your sample
or describes what you
remember from where you
saw the tree.  Click on the
"key" icon
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