An earlier article discussed how trail builders maintain Hinesburg’s existing trails to avoid damage from water and erosion while making it more pleasant to walk, run or ride. But our trail network is growing and that means designing and building trails from scratch.
If you’ve been walking through the woods this late summer, you’ve probably noticed acorns — in treetops, hanging from low branches, littering the ground.
Did you know that one of the reasons Hinesburg’s current water quality is only in fair condition is historic activities, such as the straightening of channels, creating berms next to streams, and building or filling in next to streams?
It is difficult for many people to distinguish between sugar maple (Acer saccharum) and red maple (Acer rubrum).