Salisbury Town Forest

Cellar Hole Pitch Pine Delta Sands Maples Oaks Dry Oak Forest Hemlock Forest Old Hemlocks

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Cellar Hole, ca. 1800

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Cellar hole of a one-room schoolhouse from the early 19th century.

Pitch Pine Study Plot

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Middlebury College students are studying this unusual forest of pitch pines, white pines, maple, and beech.

Delta Sands in the Town Quarry

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A glacial river dropped this sand into a cold lake 13,600 years ago.

Red Oak and Red Maple

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Century-old oaks with understory red maples ready to replace them.

Red, White, and Chestnut Oak

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Oaks, beech, and maple on the kame terrace above Upper Plains Road.

Dry Oak Forest

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Red, white, and chestnut oaks are stunted on thin, dry soils on a ridge above Upper Plains Road.

Hemlock Forest

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A dense, shady stand of eastern hemlocks in the eastern reaches of the town forest.

300 Year Old Hemlocks

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The oldest trees in the town forest, and maybe in all of Salisbury.

Soils in the Salisbury Town Forest are formed in glacial till, or rocky river deposits, or an ancient sandy delta. Some are well-drained and some stay wet. This variety supports a great diversity of forest communities in a small area.

The eight high-resolution gigapan panoramas located on

this map highlight the diverse forest communities in the town forest.