Eastern hemlock


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Eastern hemlock

[‚ē·stərn ′hem‚läk]
(forestry)
Tsuga canadensis. A type of hemlock that occurs in eastern Canada, the Great Lakes states, and the Appalachians; it grows to a height of about 90 ft (27 m) and has minutely toothed leaves, with some of the smaller ones growing upside down. The bark is a principal domestic source of tannin.

eastern hemlock, hemlock spruce, spruce pine

Wood of a coniferous tree of eastern North America; moisture-resistant, soft, coarse, uneven-textured; splinters easily; inferior for use in construction.
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Eastern hemlock is a long-lived, shade tolerant species that sometimes occurs in almost pure stands on lower slopes and stream valleys of Appalachian forests in eastern North America.
of a regional conference on ecology and management of eastern hemlock.
The Gregory Ridge site in the Cades Cove region is a middle elevation site dominated by eastern hemlock and American beech.
Balsam fir, red maple, and eastern hemlock were used 2-14% more than expected (P < 0.
Composition, structure, and dynamics of climax stands of eastern hemlock and sugar maple in the Huron Mountains, Michigan.
Mortality functions were not developed for American beech, yellow birch, and eastern hemlock at CALC because there were insufficient numbers of individuals of these species.
This converse pattern is consistent with earlier studies on olefin-imidacloprid concentrations in eastern hemlock that were documented to increase as imidacloprid concentrations decrease (Dilling et al.
6 feet, the tallest accurately measured eastern hemlock in the Northeast grows in Cook Forest.
His work with a natural enemy of the hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive insect pest, could improve chances for the survival of the Eastern hemlock, long a favored tree in New England forests for both economic and ecological benefits.
writes that western hemlock differs from eastern hemlock in that "the wood is of very fine texture, light in weight and straight in grain, and it has about the same workability as pine.
The Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis), and the Carolina Hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana), are very important components of the natural forest ecosystems of the eastern United States.

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