Tree Trail

Eastern Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

    Notable about this species*

  • The cones mature in the fall, then overwinter and release their winged seeds in the spring.
  • The wood, in being coarse and brittle when dry, is difficult to work with as it splits along the growth rings.
  • The bark, which was widely used for tanning, is popular as a purplish mulch.

Map to this tree.

Coordinates: 44.873529, -68.635633

Additional Information


* Source: “Forest Trees of Maine”, Centennial Edition, 1908 to 2008, a publication of the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry