Tsuga heterophylla

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Western Hemlock: for more photos, see Sitka Nature Photo Gallery for Tsuga heterophylla
Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla): Abundant in the region as the dominant species in many forested areas. There are collections from much of the region, but with significant gaps, perhaps due to this tree's ubiquity.

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Local Notes

  • Sitka/Tsuga heterophylla: Abundant - the dominant tree in most forested areas. Exceptions include montane forests just below treeline and adjacent exposed shorelines subject to windblown salt spray. (edit)

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Other References

  • Hall 2010: Most common tree in the coastal forests of Southeast Alaska.
  • Muller: gen; forests, common

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