Robert Layman / Staff Photo
Friday, September 22 marked the fall equinox, and before the leaves fall off the trees, they need to be identified for their conservation effot. Seen here, Dylan O'Leary, left, Field Assistant for the Vermont chapter of the Nature Conservancy, helps a group of Green Mountain College seniors identify an arrowwood viburnum, which was among one of the 60,000 various trees planted at the Hubbardton River Clayplain Forest site in Benson Friday, September 22, 2017. From the center right is: Bailey Aaron, Cameron Book, and Lucas Krauss. Aarrowwood trees were once used by indigenous cultures to craft arrows due to their straight, dense limbs.