Western Hemlock Tree: Recognize the Western Hemlock in the Pacific Northwest with these photos and descriptions, plus uses for Western Hemlock products.
Designated the official Washington State tree in 1947, the beautiful Western Hemlock tree is not to be confused with the poisonous hemlock that killed Socrates. It's name, Tsuga heterophylla, is a combination of Japanese, Tsuga, meaning "tree" and "mother;" and the Greek word heterophylla, meaning "different leaves."
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