My husband David identified this tree as a hemlock. We pass by it often on our walks in the neighborhood, and it stands out as different from the live oaks, pines, dogwoods, magnolias, and other trees common to the area.
In my search, I have not found a photo of a hemlock with such spikey looking leaves. What I have learned is that there are many different kinds of hemlock trees and plants. Some are poisonous and some are not, but it’s always good to be careful.
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February 11, 2021 at 2:50 pm
I always thought hemlock trees were particularly beautiful. They were also very expensive, the only time I looked into getting one.
The photos are wonderful. Hugs on the wing!
February 11, 2021 at 11:58 pm
Glad you liked the photos! I’ve sort of taken this tree for granted on our walks, but now, I’m studying it more carefully, appreciating its uniqueness, and the berries/cones. Hugs on the wing!
February 11, 2021 at 3:20 pm
The tree in the photos is not the same as the hemlocks I know from Shenandoah National Park, which have much shorter needles and very tiny cones.The tiny cones always fascinated me. It is interesting to know there are many varieties of hemlock, some poisonous. I won’t be ingesting any of them! Thank you for this informative post, JoAnna! 🙂
February 12, 2021 at 12:00 am
The cones are very interesting. So much diversity! Glad you liked the post. 🙂
February 11, 2021 at 4:38 pm
The tree looks beautiful!
February 12, 2021 at 12:13 am
Thanks! Glad you like it!
February 11, 2021 at 6:02 pm
Another beautiful tree. Love the leaves 🙂
February 12, 2021 at 12:17 am
Thanks, Rosaliene. I’m glad you like it. I don’t usually like pointy looking things, but this tree is special.
February 12, 2021 at 7:47 am
Beautiful tree! Yet another new species for me! Thanks JoAnna. This tree has an interesting twin trunk!
February 12, 2021 at 9:39 pm
So glad you like it! I’ve noticed more trees with twin trunks since I started taking Tree Love photos!
February 12, 2021 at 8:12 am
Thank you for sharing!.. like everything else, each tree is unique, different and has a place and here on the path every tree is a tree of love… 🙂
Until we meet again..
May your troubles be less
Your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness
Come through your door
February 12, 2021 at 9:41 pm
Yes! Every tree is a tree of love! 🙂 Thank you, Larry!
February 13, 2021 at 4:19 pm
Hemlocks generally aren’t found in my part of New York State, I’ve read, but are common in some other areas. They are a beautiful tree, are they not.
February 13, 2021 at 4:59 pm
Beautiful, yes. They are not common in my part of NC, so pretty special.
February 14, 2021 at 1:44 pm
Ah, yeah, that’s a beauty 🙂
February 14, 2021 at 8:24 pm
Thanks, Joey. I’m glad you like it! 🙂
February 15, 2021 at 9:11 pm
I think I have a different type of hemlock tree in my blog archives. It had tiny, tiny cones.
February 15, 2021 at 10:10 pm
I think some hemlocks are plants rather than trees. Very many shapes and sizes.
February 17, 2021 at 5:59 pm
Probably. The one I have was a whole towering tree. For some reason, it had to be removed and that saddened me.
February 17, 2021 at 10:13 pm
It’s always hard when a tree is removed. Hugs on the way.
February 24, 2021 at 7:19 am
I don’t think I have seen a Hemlock but that’s what I love the most about ThursdayTreeLove. I get to see so many trees that I may not be able to see in this lifetime. Thanks JoAnna for joining. I hope to see you tomorrow.
February 24, 2021 at 8:54 pm
That’s what I love about Thursday Tree Love, too, Parul, along with honoring trees. There are a variety of different kinds of hemlocks. Hope to see you tomorrow!