Twigs

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.