National Natural Landmarks

Gifford Woods

Gifford Woods
Gifford Woods

Gifford Woods is an old-growth, northern hardwood, climax forest characterized by the great height and large diameters of its canopy layer, representation of all-age and size trees, and a rich herbaceous understory. Trees reach 40 inches in diameter, over 100 feet in height and a portion of the stand is considered near virgin.

Location: Rutland County, VT ; Rutland County, VT

Year designated: 1980

Acres: 16

Ownership: State




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