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Giant old-growth hemlock, Moshannon State Forest, Centre County.

 

Along Sixmile Run, a stream west of Black Moshannon State Park, is a small tract (perhaps 10 acres) of virgin timber that survived the logging that overtook the region more than a century ago. The trees were likely spared because of a property-boundary dispute between logging companies.

 

A dozen or so trees (mostly hemlocks) make up the tract. The Allegheny Front Trail provides access.

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Taken on June 8, 2013