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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The trees are part of the Tan y Coed woodland managed by NRW, and they are mostly Douglas fir, western hemlock and Sitka spruce.
The Cafferatas planted about 5,000 seedlings, most of them Douglas fir, but also grand fir, Port Orford cedar, incense cedar, western red cedar, western hemlock and coast redwood.
The woods along the trail are comprised of Sitka spruce, Alaska yellow cedar, and western hemlock and evidence can still be seen in the trees of age-old hand-logging.
I am struck by the difference of the forest on the other side of the wall, which abruptly changes to dense Douglas fir and western hemlock.
9 acres of timbered land designated for cutting with an estimated total net volume to be cut of 94 thousand board feet consisting of 82 mbf of western hemlock saw logs, and 11 mbf of sitka spruce saw logs, and less than 1 mbf of western hemlock and red pulp logs.
According to Campbell Global, the property, which has been managed as timberland for many years, is comprised mostly of Douglas fir and Western Hemlock.
The truckloads sampled included only pure sorted loads, consisting of five species sorts common to the Intermountain West: (1) Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) and western larch (Larix occidentallis); (2) grand fir (Abies grandis), western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla), and sub-alpine fir (Abies grandis); (3) lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) and ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa); and (4) western redcedar (Thuja plicata).
Cuttings found in nests provided evidence that most of the voles were feeding on needles of Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) or Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis).
Elitis and Hennon (1987) observed that Sitka spruce (33% damage) appeared to be preferred over western hemlock (15% damage) by Erethizon dorsatum as a host tree in conifer stands in southeast Alaska.
Cragside became home to North American conifers such as Douglas Fir, Noble Fir and Western Hemlock.
In November, Southern pine prices were 48 percent higher year-over-year, while Western hemlock prices were up 32 percent over the same period, according to Random Lengths.
Western hemlock has many shades, many uses and many, many names.

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