Hemlock spruce

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
(Bot.) a graceful coniferous tree (Tsuga Canadensis) of North America. Its timber is valuable, and the bark is largely used in tanning leather.

See also: Spruce

References in periodicals archive ?
Deer-yards -- mature stands of softwoods, like hemlock spruce and pine -- that provided dense, overhead canopy, critical winter protection, were destroyed.
One possible reason for whittling down the list is the confusion nature of some of the names, such as hemlock spruce or hemlock, gray or silver fir.
Mile by mile of rock gave way to algae, then moss, weed and eventually the hemlock spruce fores t that dominates South East Alaska.