Tsuga mertensiana – Mountain Hemlock

Evergreen tree to 150′ (grows 30′ in 20 years).
Short, flat, blunt, bluish-green needles irregularly spaced but equal in length and densely covering branches on all sides. 1-2″  bluish pollen cones and brownish purple seed cones.

Found in bogs and wet sites and deep snowpacks.

Native to western states and B.C.

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