The tree canopy of Middlebury is estimated to cover 610 acres and account for 20% of the town’s total land cover (Table 1M). Approximately 42% of the town’s land cover consists of grass/low-lying vegetation and bare soil, while impervious surfaces such as buildings, roads, and other types of pavement cover 37% of Middlebury’ total land area.
Figure 1M presents a map of Middlebury with an overlay of the five classifications of land cover. The greatest concentration of canopy is found surrounding the banks of the Little Elkhart River and in residential areas to the south and east of the town center. Impervious surfaces are found in high concentration on the northern and southern edges of town.