In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Hemlock Tree in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Hemlock Tree.
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How to Draw a Hemlock Tree - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the roots. Draw four small lines that all connect at the top.
Step 2: Next, draw the trunk. On the top of the very far root on the left, draw a long slanted line slightly to the right. Draw another long line slanting to the right from the top of the very far right root but leave a small gap near the top.
Step 3: Now, draw the branches. Draw two long lines coming out of either side of the gap you left in your trunk. From the top of the left side of your trunk, draw a slanted line to the left. From the top of the right side of your trunk, go up a little and then mirror the line you just drew. From the right side of the branch you just drew, draw two straight spaced out lines going up.
Step 4: Then, draw the twigs. Draw a thick slightly curved line coming out of the top of the middle branch. At the bottom of the line you just drew, draw a curved line going to the right.
Step 5: Then, draw the leaves. All along both sides of your branches and twigs, draw pointed ovals.
Step 6: Lastly, draw the fruits. Draw three ovals all attached by their tops. Repeat this right on top of each other for about five rows.
Interesting Facts about Hemlock Trees
Hemlock Trees are evergreens that can grow up to 40 to 70 feet high. A western variety can grow up to 200 feet! Hemlock Trees are a type of pine and produce needles and pinecones. A Hemlock needle measures about ? of an inch long. The cones are some of the smallest cones produced by a pine tree. They grow to about 3 inches. Hemlock Trees grow in the northern and eastern coast of the United States. It also spreads up into Canada and even the state of Alaska.
Did you know?
- Other names for Hemlock Trees are: Hemlock Spruce, Weeping Spruce, Spruce Pine, and Tanbark.
- The poisonous herb known as Hemlock and the Hemlock Tree are not the same thing. Although they smell the same.
- Hemlock Trees drown easy, they need well drained soil or else they die.
- It takes 20 to 40 years for a Hemlock Tree to produce cones.
- The acid in the bark is used as a softener in tanning hides.
- Lots of animals like to snack on Hemlocks. Rabbits, deer, and squirrels like to eat the twigs. The needles and seeds are common foods for birds, and porcupines like to eat the bark.
Activity: If possible take your class on field trip to a hide tanning facility. If not possible explore your students’ creative side by making leather crafts.