Listed by Fountains Land Inc.
A well-stocked, conserved forest with a towering stand of old growth trees. The property is in Ashfield in the Berkshire foothills about 12 miles west of the Connecticut River. A town-maintained, gravel road bisects the forest, providing ample access for land management activities. The terrain is gently rolling throughout most of the forest. A brook runs through the property, supporting 20 acres of wetland meadows in the lower areas, while most upland soils are well-drained. The forest supports a white pine/hemlock species mix with associated hardwoods. A noteworthy aspect of the forest is the existence of a 3-acre stand of old growth white pine and hemlock. Research conducted in 2003 recorded diameters ranging from 3 to 6 feet and heights ranging from 117 to 132 feet. One of the biggest pines (at that time) was estimated to contain 3,500 board feet of volume. The state holds a working forest conservation easement on the property; building construction is not allowed.