The West American hemlock Tsuga heterophylla is native to the west coast of North America.s.
At a young age it prefers shady to light locations on rather acidic soil with good moisture. Locations with high humidity are ideal.
Up to 750 m high tree with trunk diameters of up to 2 m. Narrow crown with hanging branches and wonderfully straight trunks.
The wood is processed into paper, cardboard, synthetic fibers, very good construction wood and building material, plywood veneer.
The price of wood is the same as that of spruce.