Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
FOUND by The Tree Huggers
2017-05-10
Pembroke
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Mrs.Griffith
Peer reviewed by Hope
Field Notes
We are happy because we think we found the Eastern Hemlock. We hear, see, and smell, trees, leaves, dirt, and bugs. We are surprised by what we found, or didn't find because, its covered up by larger trees, and not getting a lot of light. Are
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The needles are 1.5- 2 cm long.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark was the same color and texture, But it was wet.
Photo of my evidence.
It has pinecones like the Eastern Hemlock.
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 44.942098 °
Longitude: 
W -67.220299 °
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

Sniffly Salamander,
Thank You so much for commenting on my account. My class mates and I were a little bummed at first, but then we realized that we made this mission better. The people of vitalsignsme.org have added a Balsam Fir ID card, so people (like us) Don't make that same mistake. My classmates and I really appreciate it, and will defiantly check more carefully on our next mission.

-Megan From The Tree Huggers

I think you found balsam fir, but I'm not an expert. Your first and 3rd photos show that the needles don't attach with a little stem, which is how hemlock needles attach. These are two similar species, and until I learned about the stem versus suction cup attachment, I got them confused as well.

~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!