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its scientific name suggests, the Eastern Hemlock is also known as Canadian
Hemlock and in the French-speaking regions as Pruche du Canada.
For decades in North America, the bark of a hemlock was much more valuable
than the wood. The tannins in the bark were used to tan leather and
ships were loaded with hemlock bark for transport
back to Europe.
While pockets of Eastern Hemlock exist on the South Shore, this tree
is getting scarce in north-eastern Nova Scotia. We are pleased to be
able to offer Eastern Hemlock seedlings
for weddings and plantings in spring 2016.
Hemlock stands are important to over
wintering wildlife. Even a very small stand of hemlocks is often sought
out by deer and songbirds during severe winter storms because the soft
but dense crowns intercept the snow and wind
and provide a blanket against heat loss for wildlife seeking shelter.
Eastern hemlock is a graceful pyramidal evergreen with horizontal to
drooping branches. The needles are short and soft, not pointed and sharp
like relatively similar firs and spruce. The furrowed bark is brown
to grey and rough. The Eastern Hemlock is rated highly for landscape
Hemlocks prefer rich, moist, well-drained soils somewhat on the acid
side. They do poorly in dry, windswept locations. Among the few trees
that will grow in full shade, they will have a nicer, denser appearance
in light shade to full sun. They can be pruned to any size, from low
hedges to tall screens. To maintain the tree's naturally lacy effect,
do not prune by shearing, but rather by cutting back on overly long
branches each year.
Green Gifts & Nursery has been shipping tree seedlings
across Canada since 2004 for weddings, corporate events
and other 'earth-approved' occasions. We also sell seedlings and small
trees for landscaping and forest remediation and like to work with the
land owners to insure healthy reforestation. Our NGO tree planting projects
are for very special trees and very special people.
Planting trees for any occasion just makes us feel better about our
place in the scheme of things. We know we did do something, in our own
small way to help heal the planet. When we plant a tree, we leave a
legacy for future generations. Plant a tree and you plant a memory that
lives on into perpetuity. Trees can live hundreds, even a thousand years
into the future. Trees can bear fruit or nuts, provide shade from the
heat of summer and shelter from the winter's blast. Trees offer fuel
and lumber and many by-products used in the building trade.
Beautifully wrapped Evergreen
Tree Seedlings carry the right message
for your family, friends and customers.
am thankful "for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly
spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes"
- e. e. cummings
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