The western hemlock and Sitka spruce are the best for paper making.
"The School Book of Forestry" by Charles Lathrop Pack
Western hemlock is of somewhat, but not much, slower growth when coming in on open land as an even-aged stand.
"Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest" by Edward Tyson Allen
As a result, checks and ring shakes are very common in Western larch and hemlock.
"Seasoning of Wood" by Joseph B. Wagner
The western hemlock also reaches equal heights in competition for the light, with diameters of five feet or more.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
WESTERN HEMLOCK (TSUGA HETEROPHYLLA).
"The Forests of Mount Rainier National Park" by Grenville F. Allen
Western hemlocks partake of this last character to a less degree.
"Wood and Forest" by William Noyes
When large stands of hemlocks die, as they are in Western North Carolina, it ignites a chain reaction that damages, sometimes irreparably, the ecosystem.