Why Are Paper Birch Trees So White?

By Michael J. Carlowicz Jr., Dartmouth Class of 2022  Betula papyrifera, or the paper birch tree, is a common sight for hikers in northern North American forests. As the state tree of New Hampshire, the paper birch can be easily identified by its white-colored bark, which peels off in thin paper-like layers. Most trees have dark […]

Brookmead Conservation Area

As part of its plan to address financial challenges facing the Vermont State College System, Vermont Technical College is selling surplus real estate including 6 acres in Norwich adjacent to UVLT’s Brookmead Conservation Area. The Herald interviewed VTC President Pat Moulton about the school’s plan. Some community members have been concerned that the sale might affect […]

Mud Season – To Hike or Not to Hike

Winter seems to be at an end and it isn’t quite spring yet here in the Upper Valley. That can only mean one thing. Our infamous fifth season is roaring in like a lion – it’s mud season. While UVLT doesn’t close our parking lots and trails during mud season, we do ask our users […]