HEMLOCK trees occur in BC in 2 species. Western hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) is the most common tree species along the coast and also inhabits wetter parts of the southern Interior. Its distinguishing marks are feathery foliage, small cones and a top that droops limply to one side. It was once considered commercially worthless, in part because of a high moisture content in its wood. During WWII, Walter KOERNER and his brothers,...

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