Also called Canadian hemlock and Pruche du Canada.

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)
Genus used as host by 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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