Sawyer is a narrow strip of mesic forest between cliffline and the Cumberland River in McCreary county. The forest appears to be a mix of old-growth and very large second-growth trees. Large, charismatic trees at Sawyer include black walnut, cucumber magnolia, white oak, red oak, hemlock, tulip tree, sugar maple, shagbark hickory, chestnut oak, white ash, and likely some others we've yet to find. A nice population of Lucy Braun's white snakeroot, a species endemic to cliffline areas within the western portion of the Cumberland Plateau, can be found here.
Note that the location of the old-growth is to the west of the marker as shown.