Native to North America
STATE DISTRIBUTION (USDA): AL, CT, DC, DE, GA, IN, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT, WI, WV
CANADIAN DISTRIBUTION: NB, NS, ON, PE, QC
Eastern Hemlock Identification and Relationship with Birds
Medium-sized evergreen tree, ranging from 60 to 70 feet tall, with a 25 to 35-foot spread at maturity. Eastern Hemlock, grows very well in shade and is known for its long life (one in Pennsylvania is reported to have lived for over 550 years). The Eastern Hemlock is one of the best wildlife shelter trees in the United States, many birds depend on it for winter survival and or used it for nesting. The cones of the Eastern Hemlock are small but numerous, the seeds they bear provide food for many birds.