Also called 🇨🇦 Canadian hemlock and Pruche du Canada.  Part of hemlock  genus Tsuga in 🌲︎ cedar / fir / hemlock / larch / pine / spruce  family Pinaceae. and 🌲︎ conifer  order Pinales.

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

Tsuga hosts caterpillars of 110 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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

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