western hemlock

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western hemlock

A straight-grained, moderately low-density softwood of the western US; white to yellowish brown in color and not as strong as Douglas fir; used for general construction and plywood.
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A sudden gust of Arctic air rushing through Western hemlocks brought me back to my senses, and I retreated to my house with my morning paper to begin my day.
No logging in old growth forests should be permitted, not only to preserve endangered species, but the forest ecosystem that nourishes all forest life forms - deer, elk, salmon, eagles, great blue herons, Douglas firs, Western Hemlocks, Pacific Ewe (whose bark may provide medicine for the treatment of some forms of cancer), and human beings.
Several hundred feet overhead, the massive branches of a half-dozen yellow cedars and western hemlocks locked arms.

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