Marsh Billings Estate

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adam.rosen
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Marsh Billings Estate

Post by adam.rosen » Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:55 pm

I think the old Hemlocks on Mount Tom at the Marsh Billings National Historic Site are worth examining. Reportedly 400 years old, and the last 150 in a maintained and manicured forest, they probably show about how big and happy hemlocks can get in these conditions. Marsh Billings has the state record for a Norway Spruce, a planted tree 109 years old, but these old hemlocks are much more impressive.
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Next time I'm in the Marsh Billings, I'd like to at least get DBH on a few of these old hemlocks, and use some sort of crude triangulation for the height.  There are a few like this one.  Vermont's champion, according to the the state website, has 262 points.  I guess this can give a run for record.
Next time I'm in the Marsh Billings, I'd like to at least get DBH on a few of these old hemlocks, and use some sort of crude triangulation for the height. There are a few like this one. Vermont's champion, according to the the state website, has 262 points. I guess this can give a run for record.
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Re: Marsh Billings Estate

Post by James Parton » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:27 pm

I would be curious to the height of that spruce.
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Re: Marsh Billings Estate

Post by adam.rosen » Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:20 pm

it was measured in 2003 46 inches in diameter, 120 feet tall

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