am new to this list but I have been hunting for old growth trees
for years. I have located many examples and wanted some
expertise from the group on old hemlocks. I located several that
are about 9ft cbh with being dead and several snags. Trees are
located about 20 minutes south of St. Lawrence river in St.
Lawrence county. One doesn't see the number of old trees I found
in this region outside of Adirondack Park. Also on this property
are about 3 dozen ancient trees including several 3-5 ft.
diameter red oaks. I also saw several old maples 24-36 in
diameter, about 3 dozen I would say. Given our -40F weather I
was trying to get an estimate of age for these trees.
Lawrence County Trip Report (Dec 2004)