Also called Canadian hemlock and Pruche du Canada.  Part of hemlock  genus Tsuga and 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada Maritimes and Great Lakes;  and 🇺🇸 USA New England, Great Lakes and 🗻︎ Appalachia.

In this area:

due to possible infestation by hemlock woolly adelgid HWA  Adelges tsugae.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Tsuga hosts caterpillars of 110 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Its bark was used to make tannic acid, to process hides for leather goods.

Growth and regeneration of this plant can be severely limited by large populations of white-tailed deer  Odocoileus virginianus.

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