There are few places more serene in Pennsylvania than a bubbling stream trickling through an old growth hemlock grove. The hemlock has been an integral part of the state's industry and natural beauty. The mighty hemlock was designated as the state tree in 1931. Efforts are underway to prevent the spread of the woolly adelgid pest that has devastated many of the state's remaining hemlock stands. We appreciate everything about this majestic species and honor its contribution to the natural beauty of Penn's Woods.