IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Pinaceae -- Pine family

    Joseph E. Means

    Mountain hemlock (Tsuga mertensiana) is usually found on cold,  snowy subalpine sites where it grows slowly, sometimes attaining more than  800 years in age. Arborescent individuals that have narrowly conical  crowns until old age (300 to 400 years) and shrubby krummholz on cold,  windy sites near timberline add beauty to mountain landscapes. Taylor and  Taylor (76) thoroughly describe its form. Uses of its moderately strong,  light-colored wood include small-dimension lumber and pulp.


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Joseph E. Means

Source: Silvics of North America

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