Former Foundation staffer Jeff Smith visited the forest in fall. He was accompanied by Lynchburg area Master Naturalists, so impressed by the forest that they wrote an article for their newsletter and spurred discussion of future collaboration between the Foundation and Master Naturalists around Virginia.
They noted, beyond the previous report, areas of early forest at the property edge that included Running Cedar. They also noted the large number and diversity of seedlings on the forest floor. Deeper in the property, there were trees topping 125 years in age, based on size, northwest aspect and soil. In addition, these visitors took note of a wet area over a shallow rise just beyond the copse of White Pine.
The forest is relatively free of invasives. Some Garlic Mustard was noted in the southern section, which seemed to be moving in from the line of the survey.