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western hemlock

noun
1.
a tall, narrow hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla, of western North America: the state tree of Washington.
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  • The bark of western hemlock is rated high as a tanning material.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The western hemlock and Sitka spruce are the best for paper making.

    The School Book of Forestry

    Charles Lathrop Pack
  • The lumber is now generally known as western hemlock, but in California some call it hemlock spruce or California hemlock spruce.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • Eighty-three per cent of all the wood used for boxes in Washington is western hemlock.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The pulp business is not very extensive on the Pacific coast, but western hemlock is a respectable contributor.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • The western hemlock also reaches equal heights in competition for the light, with diameters of five feet or more.

    The Book of the National Parks Robert Sterling Yard
  • The leaves of western hemlock are dark green and very lustrous above.

    American Forest Trees

    Henry H. Gibson
  • 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.

  • It is rarely found in unmixed stands, but is usually associated with western hemlock, Douglas fir, and noble fir.

British Dictionary definitions for western hemlock

western hemlock

noun
1.
a North American coniferous evergreen tree, Tsuga heterophylla, having hanging branches and oblong cones: family Pinaceae
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