Introduction

 

The first time I went to Centennial Woods I was struck by how home I felt. The trail is very reminiscent a state park near my house, named Castlewood. I couldn’t think of a better place to spend my time throughout the year.

 

 

 

Centennial Woods is located just off campus, past the UVM medical center.

 

 

 

The forest is rich with diverse trees and vegetation, including many of the 21 tree species we studied in class. Clearings of paper birch and others of white pine are present, and buckthorn and barberry line the brook’s edge.