Canadian Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
Two trees near fence leading from north entrance to back of garden, about 100 feet past entrance, Littlefield Ornamentals Trial Garden, Rangeley Road
- Found throughout southern Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia; also found scattered throughout Maine. Individual trees may live 800 years or more.
- Wood used for framing, roof boards, timbers, bark mulch (a purple color) and pulp.
- A dense conifer, pyramidal shape, cone small and light brown; grows well in shade. Not poisonous (those are herbaceous perennials in the parsley family).
- State tree of Pennsylvania; also known as eastern hemlock.