Oh Sweet, Sweet Fall

My spot in Centennial Woods has shown me a lot about the way the forest functions, and more particularly, how the urban forest functions. My spot serves as an intersection for foot, and paw traffic, on the trail systems that traverse through Centennial Woods. However, in the past the forest of Centennial Woods has served as much more than that. Before the Europeans came, the land was primarily forested, but when the Europeans came the land was used primarily as farmland. There is still evidence of this, as there are stone walls still intact in some places. As the Vermont economy shifted from agriculture, Centennial Woods was let go to return to a forested form. Now it serves as a great place for people to get outside and enjoy nature in an urban setting. It also is a great classroom for students to utilize in order to learn more about the natural world that surrounds them.

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