western hemlock

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western hemlock

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(Plants) a North American coniferous evergreen tree, Tsuga heterophylla, having hanging branches and oblong cones: family Pinaceae
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Noun1.western hemlock - tall evergreen of western North Americawestern hemlock - tall evergreen of western North America; commercially important timber tree
hemlock tree, hemlock - an evergreen tree
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After which, visitors experience a unique descent from platform-to-platform mounted on huge Western Hemlocks, finally rappelling from the last platform to the ground.
But now 60 have been tested with the new equipment, which can also be used on Lord Armstrong's noble firs and western hemlocks from North America, native Scots pines, and Spanish and Nordman firs from Europe, and at other National Trust estates.
You've got big trees and small, a profusion of vine maples and Pacific yews and wild filberts and Western hemlocks, all snuggled up together inside an eerie, magical atmosphere.
Eventually, dwarf mistletoe plants steal enough water, minerals, and nutrients to kill the ponderosa and lodgepole pines, Douglas-firs, western larches, and western hemlocks they attack.
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.

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