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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Tampa & NC

    Turning hemlock

    Has anyone here turned hemlock? A friend of mine took down several trees that are over 18" in dia so are they wirth taking.
    May God Bless

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    Feb 2012
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    It's a hard softwood, similar to pine. May be prone to tearout. And if you get it with fresh needles on it, you can make a tasty bush tea. (Seriously, I've made it and drank it. It's the deciduous Hemlock that did in Socrates.)

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  3. #3
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    Nov 2006
    Mountain Home, Arkansas
    Scary. I would research the poisonous qualities of the tree first.
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  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Scary. I would research the poisonous qualities of the tree first.
    The poisonous one is a plant, not a tree.
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