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    hemlock wall

    Can someone tell me what a hemlock wall is? I know what a hemlock is, and I know what a wall is, but I can't picture a hemlock wall ...

    The clump of weeping-willows about the duck pond, and the
    Norway spruces in front of the Hatchard gate, cast almost the only
    roadside shadow between lawyer Royall's house and the point where, at
    the other end of the village, the road rises above the church and skirts
    the black hemlock wall enclosing the cemetery.

    (Edith Wharton - summer)

    Is it just a row of fir trees around the cemetary?


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    Re: hemlock wall

    Yes - these are hemlock pines - Tsuga canadensis. My reading would be that the trees are close together, rather than just being a row of trees.


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    Re: hemlock wall

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Yes - these are hemlock pines - Tsuga canadensis. My reading would be that the trees are close together, rather than just being a row of trees.

    Like a hedge of trees?


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    Re: hemlock wall

    Pretty much so.

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