Eastern Hemlock

Young bark is brownish, scaly, thin Easy identifier: the 1/2 inch long needles and their arrangement “The common name “hemlock” was given because the crushed foliage smells a little like that of the poisonous herb hemlock, which is native to Europe.” More info: http://www.adirondackvic.org/Trees-of-the-Adirondacks-Eastern-Hemlock-Tsuga-canadensis.html