Deciduous trees are harder to identify now that they’ve lost their leaves, however, identification can still be done! I found some twigs laying about at my site and I believe I know where they came from.
Here we have the twig of a white oak tree. Check out the ending of the twig, that edge is specific to oaks.
There was also a twig belonging to a red maple found in my site. I could tell it’s a red maple because of the bud at the end.
I then drew a sketch of this twig and labeled the parts I recognized .
I noticed that there were not many deciduous tree twigs lying around my site. I soon realized it was because a lot of the litter on the ground was needles or twigs from Eastern White Pines. Conifers are far more dominant at my site.