The pulp business is not very extensive on the Pacific coast, but western hemlock is a respectable contributor.
Eighty-three per cent of all the wood used for boxes in Washington is western hemlock.
The western hemlock and Sitka spruce are the best for paper making.
The western hemlock also reaches equal heights in competition for the light, with diameters of five feet or more.
Above Longmire Springs the noble and amabilis fir, mixed with western hemlock, become the dominant type.
Next to the Douglas fir the western hemlock is the most abundant tree in the forests of Oregon and Washington.
The bark of western hemlock is rated high as a tanning material.
It usually grows on level benches and gentle slopes associated with Douglas fir, western hemlock, and noble and amabilis fir.
The lumber is now generally known as western hemlock, but in California some call it hemlock spruce or California hemlock spruce.
It is rarely found in unmixed stands, but is usually associated with western hemlock, Douglas fir, and noble fir.