Friday, September 3, 2010

September 3 - Carolina Hemlock - Tsuga caroliniana

Carolina Hemlock

The Carolina Hemlock

This Carolina Hemlock lives at the Asheville Botanical Gardens. ashevillebotanicalgardens.org.

The location of this Carolina Hemlock is interesting for it is very close to a Tsuga Canadensis. Because they are so close it is easy to see the difference in the two species. The biggest difference I could see was in the size of the needles, cones, and twigs. In comparing these two trees, the Carolina Hemlock had the largest needles and cones; although there was not a great deal of difference, it was noticeable. The Eastern Hemlock twigs were slightly thicker and the sprays of needles appear to be flatter.

I am happy to report that I did not notice any hemlock wooly adelgid on these two trees.

Rebecca

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