Created By: Cornell Botanic Gardens
This deep and narrow gorge provides a range of growing conditions for plants growing here. Facing south, the forest on this side of the gorge receives direct sunlight, creating warmer and drier conditions suitable for oaks and hickories. The chestnut oaks in front of you are abundant on this side of the gorge. Also look for red oak, white oak, shagbark hickory and pignut hickory.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Cornell Botanic Gardens: Fall Creek Gorge Tour