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western hemlock

a tall, narrow hemlock, Tsuga heterophylla, of western North America: the state tree of Washington. Unabridged
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  • Another dominant tree of the river valleys is western hemlock.
  • On the wetter west side of the park, silver fir becomes a major player along side western hemlock.
  • western hemlock can be identified by its foliage and cones.
  • The western white pine grew in abundance on the hillsides while the flats were covered with western red cedar and western hemlock.
  • Other conifers include grand fir, western larch and western hemlock.
  • The units lie in the western hemlock vegetation zone.
British Dictionary definitions for western hemlock

western hemlock

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