Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
FOUND by Unknown Pie
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Unknown Pie
Peer reviewed by Lakeflob
Field Notes
Our group is happy because we have found a spot where there is Eastern Hemlock. We are surprised that we actually found Eastern Hemlock pretty quickly. We found our specimen was found in between two trails in a forest next to our school. There were a few vines growing in and around the trees. The trees we were observing also looked to appear like they were dying. The few trees we saw were also very young. It was sunny and not very cold.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The needles of the trees were in uniform likes its description and doesn’t do out in all directions like that of the Carolina hemlock. They were alternating needles on the branches and needles were horizontal. They also were perfect in size.
Photo of my evidence.
The nettles are exactly how it was said in the ID card. 1.5 to 2.5 cm. With our measuring stick we found that multiples of them were about 2-2.5 cm. They also match the characterizing on the ID card.
Photo of my evidence.
The color was the correct brownish color the bark had a bit of scaliness to it however we have a theory that we found a young one since its trunk is not quite as wide or tall as an older one would be.
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 43.935784 °
W -70.447288 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 14:19
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


A close look at needle attachment may help distinguish balsam fir (pictured) and eastern hemlock. The bark of balsam fir is grayish, while that of eastern hemlock is reddish-brown. There are similarities between the two, which can sometimes be hard to tease apart.