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Marsh Billings Estate

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

Re: Marsh Billings Estate

Posted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:27 pm
by James Parton
I would be curious to the height of that spruce.

Re: Marsh Billings Estate

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:20 pm
by adam.rosen
it was measured in 2003 46 inches in diameter, 120 feet tall