Identification of a Hemlock?

Answer Hemlock is a harmless-looking plant, but it's a toxic species that can cause illness and even death to unsuspecting humans and animals that consume it. It's not a rare plant, either; it can be foun... Read More »

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What Is a Hemlock Tree?

The hemlock tree is a forest species of evergreens found across the United States. It is a spruce tree of the genus Tsuga and there are three main types. The Western Hemlock is Washington's state t... Read More »

About Hemlock Trees?

Hemlock trees, from the genus Tsuga in the family Pinaceae, are found in North America, China and Japan, where they grow in cool, moist areas. In the southern range of their habitat, they prefer hi... Read More »

Can i burn hemlock in a fireplace?

Wood from the hemlock tree can be safely burned indoors. Hemlock's wood energy content, figured in BTUs per air-dried full cord, is 17,900, meaning it's not one of the hardest woods. Hemlock, a con... Read More »

Facts About Hemlock Trees?

Hemlock trees are represented by the Tsuga genus, which is in the Pinaceae family. The hemlock tree is different from the herb hemlock, which is poisonous. Although the hemlock is native to many co... Read More »