Hemlock Identification Quiz

Take our Hemlock Tree ID quiz to put your hemlock identification skills to the test.

Hemlock Identification Quiz

Question 1

Hemlocks are evergreen trees and keep their foliage throughout the winter.

Question 2

Which describes the needles of a hemlock tree?

Question 3

Hemlocks have two white stripes on the underside of their needles.

Question 4

Which describes the bark of a hemlock trees?

Question 5

Hemlocks like to grow in flat, dry areas away from water.

Question 6

Which describes a hemlock cone?

Question 7

What do new hemlock buds look like when they emerge in the late spring and early summer?

Question 8

How is foliage arranged on a hemlock twig?

Quiz Results:
If you got six or more GREEN answers, you’re ready to find hemlocks in the field!
If you got 3 or more BROWN answers, you need a little more hemlock ID practice. Check our our Hemlock and HWA Identification Guide
 for more information.

Thank you for taking our Hemlock Tree ID quiz!


When you’ve finished the quiz, you can head back to our Hemlock Trees page to learn more about hemlocks and their role in New York’s forests.