Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
FOUND by Flyers4
Portland ME
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Field Notes
I am happy because it is warm out and it is sunny. When we smelled the tree it hardly smelled like anything but then we noticed it had a very faint minty smell. At first, compared to the other trees, our tree seemed small but then we were surprised to find that our tree was actually a normal sized hemlock. We only ran into one problem when we were updating photos but then we got through the problem and everything worked out.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
it has two white racing stripes on the back.
Photo of my evidence.
This is the average size of a hemlock tree.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark is scaly and looks cracked.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Tsuga canadensis
Common name:
Eastern hemlock
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.646273 °
W -70.268638 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Waynflete School
Trip date: 
Mon, 2012-04-09 11:31
Town or city: 
Portland ME
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


That looks like hard work holding up the tree. Nice supporting sketcfh with this post!