I am writing a story set mostly in a forest. One of the major location types in this story are the small patches of the forest that are dominated by the trees, and have a minimal amount of understory, so that they are easier to get through
I have yet had no luck in finding any relevant words for this idea. An example sentence could be "We walked along the new path until we reached the wide brown ______"
The word should ideally refer specifically to this concept, but I can accept more generic terms that refer to patches of a forest. The word should also not be so technical