Are these seedling hemlock? I really have not a clue....Far Side are you out there? We grow Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) here at the nursery and we start with 2nd year 2x sheared (2-2). So they are already substantial and woody.
I love how things morph in the woods.
Mum and I went for a hike with the dogs in the woods. Leesburg Falls to be precise. Hmmmm, why no pictures of the falls. Why no pictures of the dogs. Why no pictures of Mum. Well....Tami and her camera were not syncing at all. Not sure why not. But yikes...the pictures were rough. And It's a shame because the Hemlocks were gorgeous and the light was great.
Next time I go back I'm taking the 35mm SLR. Film folks. Maybe I can get a good shot.
But the hike, the company, the view were wonderful.....you'll just have to take my word for it.