Posted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:26 pm
by Lucas
Erik Danielsen wrote:I'd love to see more pictures; looks like a forest with a lot of that character of antiquity that really old hemlocks provide. Do you know if hemlocks in the stand are pre-settlement? Obviously the Norways are not; are they mixed in with the other conifers or distributed in a way that suggests they originate from more recent plantings separate from the native conifers?


I did a little checking on the web and they keep referring to it as old growth. Whether that means never cut is the question. Someone will know if I can find the right source. Some trees took a hurricane hit in 2003 but the gorge helped protect many.

One piece of promotion by the town references "a stately old-growth forest containing 250-year old Eastern Hemlocks."