Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
NOT FOUND by EasternHemlockA
2016-11-29
Fryeburg
ID Questioned
Quality checked by EH & SR
Peer reviewed by GL & TM
Field Notes
When we were outside we were near some power lines in the freezing cold. Proof? My hands were solid ice. I forgot gloves. Anyway winter was around the corner at this point so we couldn't have that many tree leaves to work with (to see if the tree is what we are looking for). We had to look for small pinecones which to us is very rare because the whole floor is basically only long pinecones. Since it was super cold and we were carrying a lot so it was hard to get a picture. We thought that we found our tree that we were looking for but sadly it wasn't the tree we were looking for. The one we found had the PERFECT bark, but not the right needles. The pinecones around it were not small enough too. I thought it was what we were looking for but my partner disagreed. So we started to head where some other people were looking and we found what we were looking for. Since there were not many needles in the winter it was hard to tell what we were looking for. We think we found it because the branches were flexable enough to be the right kind of branches, the pinecones were a decent size, and the length of the branches were what we were looking for.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The branches were flexible enough to be the right branches on the tree we are looking for. We were able to flex the tree's branches only about 1 - 2 (estimation) inches high before it could break. Though the branches were the right flexibility, the needles on the tree did not have lime green tips.
Photo of my evidence.
The bark on the tree was firm and looked like it could be the bark we were looking for, but each chunk of bark was not the correct hight and width even though it was very similar.
Photo of my evidence.
The branches were the right hight and width as well. We tested the hight and width when we bent it and we measured it just normal. The branches seemed fine. We didn't see any flaws with the branches.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find 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 44.022687 °
Longitude: 
W -70.964732 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Fryeburg
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Androscoggin

Comments

Nice pics, and me and my partner didn't find it either, but we did find a simmilar species of pine. but those are nice pictures and good supporting evidence.

Your sketch shows hemlock characters (needles, cones), but your photos don't match your sketch. The one that is identifiable seems to be eastern white pine (the photo of the main-stem). I would need more evidence to confirm you found eastern hemlock.