Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
FOUND by The Explorers
2017-05-10
Pembroke
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Mrs.Griffith
Peer reviewed by Jodie
Field Notes
Hemlock: bug cocoon, rough bark, length of needle fit, had racing stripes, pinecones forming
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Bark had rough texture like the ID card stated.
Photo of my evidence.
The length of the needle was the same as the length on the ID card which was 1-2 cm.
Photo of my evidence.
The pinecones were starting to form and they looked like the ID card sample.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Tsuga canadensis
Common name:
Eastern hemlock
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.942264 °
Longitude: 
W -67.220256 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Pembroke Nature Trail
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-05-10 10:20
Town or city: 
Pembroke
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal

Comments

I am not an expert on hemlocks, but I think you found a similar species to hemlock, balsam fir. Balsam fir needles look a lot like hemlock needles with the 2 racing stripes, but they connect to the twig with a suction cup instead of a small stem. Those tricky conifers :)

~sniffly

That's something we didn't think of! Great catch! Maybe ID cards for the Balsam Fir should be included in the mission so they don't get confused!