Such a multiplication occurred in the pine family
about 342 million to 200 million years ago.
The common name of Tsuga, a genus of conifers in the pine family
, is "hemlock," supposedly because the crushed foliage smells like that of an unrelated plant, poison hemlock (Conium).
A member of the pine family
, spruce contains natural antiseptics in the resins.
We stayed in one of the impressive pine family
lodges which boast everything you need for a short stay in the country.
Together, these and other remaining megatree spruces leave no doubt that the Sitka reigns as the world's biggest spruce and the second biggest member of the pine family
after the historically bigger coast Douglas-fir.