Answer to the Front Page "Picture of the Week" Question for June 26th - July 3rd, 2003
This is an immature cone of our native hemlock, Tsuga canadensis.
Hemlocks have been decimated in many areas by a foreign pest, the hemlock woolly adelgid.
They are still good trees for the landscape, particularly in conditions of light shade and moist soil.
Many lovely dwarf cultivars are available for smaller gardens, many of which can be seen in
the Gotelli Dwarf and Slow Growing Conifer Collection.
[Click on the picture to see a larger image of this plant].