A Remarkable eastern hemlock

Tree Information
Common Name: eastern hemlock
Scientific name: Tsuga canadensis
Category: Other
Notes: Many of Virginia's large, old hemlocks, such as these dead snags above the Cascades in Giles County, have been killed in recent years by the hemlock wooly adelgid, an introduced aphid-like insect. Famous old growth stands of hemlocks at Ramsey's Draft, War Spur, Skidmore Fork and Pocosin Hollow have met a similar fate.
Best time to photograph: winter
Nominator: Jeff Kirwan
Location of Tree
County/City: Giles
Name of tree owner: USFS- Jefferson National Forest
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