Janesville Urban Forester, Ethan Lee, is going to walk us through the fine points of tree identification without a full-blown leaf to be seen. Below are a few examples to give you an idea what we'll be looking for.
We will be meeting at Riverside Park on the north end by the ball diamonds at 4 pm. That area has a good variety of tree species. Bring something to use for notes, wear warm clothing and water-proof shoes. We don't know what the weather will be like, but if you wear layers you can adjust your comfort level on the spot.
We will provide study guides and split into small groups to work together to identify trees then bring your conclusions back to the full group for discussion.
This is an approved Continuing Education program which will earn Master Gardeners one (1) Continuing Education Unit (CEU) per hour of participation.
|Eastern White Pine|
|Paper Bark Birch|
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|River Birch Catkin|