Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
FOUND by Flyers1
Portland ME
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by E. Heminway, A. Pope, E. Antolini
Peer reviewed by O. Gervais
Field Notes
I am happy because tomorrow is Wednesday. One problem I ran into was downloading the photos we took. I can see our tree standing tall and magnificent in the small grove just off the walking path that connects the two ends of our campus. I can hear clearly the faint voices of passersby in the distance. There is also the smell of fresh mulch as it reaches my nose. I am surprised by the size of the tree's needles, as I expected them to be longer. I am also surprised that our tree is so large.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The bark appears scaly and cracked.
Photo of my evidence.
On each needle, there are two small white "racing stripes".
Photo of my evidence.
There is a small stem at the base of each needle that attaches it to the twig.
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 43.646432 °
W -70.268773 °
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


You have a great picture of the pollen cones with your twig sample. I also like the picture looking up the trunk of the tree in your supporting evidence!