Serving as the western border of the Central Corridor Garden is a wonderful example of an upland forest rim ecosystem. Through this wooded area is the Dogwood Trail, a meandering path transversing the natural forest. While serving as a wonderful natural habitat for numerous flowering dogwood trees, the forest also is home to many native Alabama species that have significant historical, economic, cultural or aesthetic value to our state. The Alabama Native Tree Project was sponsored by the local Mountain Lakes Chapter of the Society of American Foresters.
In addition to various species of dogwood, the Dogwood Trail boasts a variety of shade-loving plants, such as azaleas, hellebores, hostas and camellias.