Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
NOT FOUND by Tanya Bannon
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by me
Peer reviewed by Michelle Whitman
Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We saw this from a distance and thought it might be eastern hemlock. The needles themselves were flat and the specimen looked promising.
Photo of my evidence.
On closer observation, we realized that the needles were whorled around the stem instead of alternately arranged.
Photo of my evidence.
Although the back of the needles revealed two white stripes, we realized that the needles were suctioned onto the twig instead of connected by pegs. This revealed that our specimen was a balsam fir instead of an eastern hemlock.
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: 
Time search
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.388700 °
W -68.814970 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Witherle Woods
Trip date: 
Thu, 2017-06-29 12:40
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Eastern Coastal
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
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