Native SpeciesEastern hemlock

Tsuga canadensis
FOUND by Flyers5
2012-04-09
Portland ME
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by T. Cutrone, F. Woodruff
Peer reviewed by S. Dolan
Field Notes
I am happy because... "I have a skating dress rehearsal tonight!" -Althea "Because life is good and we have water!" -Finn "Because I just am." -Tyler We see, hear, and smell... A woodsy scent mixed in with smoke from our school. We see the tree with a fence in the background, and the pavement of the sidewalk. We hear a lot of other kids yelling and running around. We are surprised by what we found or didn't find because... We expected to find a lot less Hemlock tree's than we actually found because there are not too many tree's on campus, and we did not realize that a large majority of them are Hemlock. Question and Problems we ran into... How do we reach the needles on the taller trees? Our answer was to find smaller and younger tree.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
bark is scaly and cracked
Photo of my evidence.
needles are flat and alternating
Photo of my evidence.
there are two white stripes on the back of each needle
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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Latitude: 
N 43.646573 °
Longitude: 
W -70.268589 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Waynflete School
Trip date: 
Mon, 2012-04-09 11:31
Town or city: 
Portland ME
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

Your photos are fantastic; very clear and well-taken. Though it seems your drawing doesn't quite seem to match what is in the photograph. -MP

NICE WORK EVERYONE YOUR HEMLOCK TREE IS PRETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTY DARN GOOD LOOKING

I've seen quite a few porcupines and one family of raccoons in hemlocks like that during surveys for adelgid. Twig photos are good confirmation that you have correctly id'd hemlock.

Woah! You climbed high. What does it feel like to be up in a hemlock tree like that? What could you see that you couldn't from the ground?

It's great you're getting to know the trees on your campus better!