If you have been in Blacksburg at all for the last few months then you have heard about the Stadium Woods on the VT campus. There has been quite a bit of controversy between the tech sports agenda and the woods… but I am not going into all that (at least this time). Instead just a good old information session…
Most of the Pictures are from the adventure my roommate and I took through the woods today….Information is from the basic description on the Save Stadium Woods website.
Stadium Woods Basic Description:
-Stadium Woods is an approximately an 11.3 acre wooded section found adjacent to the east side of Lane Stadium on the Virginia Tech campus. It is approximately a rectangle 2000 feet long (running north/south) and 300 feet wide.
-There are approximately 450 trees per acre over 4 inches in dbh. Each acre contains three to five white oak trees over 250 years old, and these large trees make up a significant percentage of the overstory. In all of Stadium Woods, there are 56 trees in total (including 46 white oaks) over 3 feet in dbh (two are large standing dead snags).
That is just some very basic information for now. Please do go visit. I hate to say that we dont know how much longer they will be around… But the trees provide a great little shaded area to walk through, especially in this heat.
I wanna do some much more in depth research on this little VT nook and will post as I go, but just wanted to get a few pictures up…