Eastern Hemlock

Other Common/Trade Names: Canada Hemlock
Scientific Name: Tsuga canadensis
Best Characteristics for Identification: Growth rings which are often wavy. Distinct growth rings. Lack of resin canals.
Uses: Construction lumber, pulp, uses where high strength is important such as docks.
General Natural Range: Northern New Brunswick and Maine, south to Tennessee and North Carolina along the Appalachian Mountains. Westward in the US and Canada to Wisconsin.
Identical or Nearly Identical Species: Western Hemlock
Other Species Easily Confused With: Douglas-fir, True firs
 Means of Distinguishing Similar Species: Douglas-fir has resin canals and a distinct odor. Eastern hemlock has neither. True firs are typically lighter in color than Eastern hemlock.
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