Western Hemlock


(Tsuga heterophylla)

western hemlock cones
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western hemlock in winter
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western hemlock leaves
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Western Hemlock is a Large, long-lived, shade tolerant tree found in costal and mountain forests at 6000 feet. Frequently harvested for timber, the wood is useful for many purposes and is very economically important in Canada and the United States. Its green branches reach outward with a graceful drooping appearance, irregular young.