Temperate Rainforest Facts

Hemlock Tree Facts

Western Hemlock Tree
Western Hemlock Tree

Introduction - Hemlock Tree

The Hemlock Tree is from the evergreen conifer classification. There are up to ten species of the tree, the most common being the Eastern Hemlock and the Western Hemlock. It was given the genus name tsugan by Stephen L. Endlicher who was a botanist from Austria. The Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) is the species found in the temperate rainforest of North America. Various species of Hemlock trees can be found throughout the United States, parts of Canada, and even Asia. Most of the species thrive when growing wild in dense, moist, cool forest regions where the ground is rocky. What makes these trees so useful is their wood and bark. In fact, Hemlock wood grows harder with age, making it a great alternative to costlier hardwoods. The information listed below talks about what the main characteristics of the tree are, why it makes a great ornamental tree, as well as basic Hemlock Tree facts.

Basic Hemlock Tree Facts

Hemlock Tree Identification Facts

Hemlock Tree Usage Facts