Tsuga canadensis Canadian hemlock, eastern hemlock, spruce pine, white hemlock
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina hemlock
Tsuga mertensiana black hemlock, mountain hemlock
Tsuga heterophylla Pacific hemlock, west coast hemlock, western hemlock
Canadian hemlock trees grow to 80 feet tall and can have a diameter of three (3) feet. Canadian hemlock leaves are narrow, blunt needles. Canadian hemlock bark is reddish brown or grayish brown and is scaly with broad ridges. Male Canadian hemlock flowers are yellow. Female Canadian hemlock flowers are pale green. The Canadian hemlock fruit is a small short cone (pale green, turning to red-brown at maturity.
Carolina hemlock has spreading branches and widely diverging cone scales.
Canadian hemlock tree are often used as pulpwood. Black hemlock has much harder wood than Canadian helock. Western hemlock has soft coarse splntery wood and is a commercially important timber tree.
Origin: North America.
cautions and contraindications:
Cautions and contraindications: Hemlock tree is believed to be safe (not to be confused with toxic hemlock).
Non-toxic to animals: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Animal Poison Control Center has determined that hemlock trees have not been reported as having systemic effects on animals or as having intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. ASPCA
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