Northern White Cedar Swamp walk

June 21, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Roy Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Vermont Land Trust

Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife will hold an Old Forests in Unexpected Places: A Northern White Cedar Swamp walk on June 21st from 2 to 5 pm.

Where do northern white cedars live? How do they thrive? How old can they get? Why should we let them get old? What do they grow with and what grows with them?

This tour led by Robert Zaino from the Vermont Division of Fish & Wildlife, will visit a swamp where many cedars have been left to grow old, and where some are now approaching 200 years in age. We will see what happens when trees are left to grow old and die naturally, what happens when natural ecological processes are allowed to dominate, and how new life begins in an old swamp.  

Participants must be willing to hike in some moderately steep and uneven terrain, climb over logs, and maybe get a little bit wet.  

To take part in this tour, register at