Canadian Hemlock

Tsuga canadensis

Also known as Eastern Hemlock, this large coniferous tree is native to eastern North America. Typically this species grows to over 30 m in height, with trunks covered by thick cinnamon-brown bark with broad, scaly ridges. The sap-sucking bug Adelges tsugae, accidentally introduced from Asia in 1924, is currently destroying most of the Canadian Hemlock trees in the United States.
Habitat:
Swamp borders, valleys, ravines, rocky ridges, moist mountain slopes.
Growth Habit:
Evergreen tree, growing up to 30 m tall or higher.
Bloom Time:
Mid-spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL CT DC DE GA IN KY MA MD ME MI MN MO NC NH NJ NY OH PA RI SC TN VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
NB NS ON PE QC