Meet Your Northwoods Neighbors: Basic Tree Identification
Meet Your Northwoods Neighbors
June 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Close your eyes and picture your favorite place in northern Minnesota. We’d be willing to bet that trees are part of that picture.
Trees give us color, shade, food, leaves to jump in, and a source of heat. Trees can also tell us a lot about our favorite places: What the soil is like, how nature and people have influenced the place, how the land is changing, and more. But do you know your trees? Can you name our four native pines, or tell a pine from a spruce? Can you quickly tell aspen from birch, sugar maple from red? If not, this class can get you started. When we wrap up, you’ll not only know most of these species, but more importantly you’ll know how to figure them out again on your own.
Join us as we take a walk through Chester Park and get to know some of our Northwoods neighbors. By the end of class you should have the ability to differentiate key features and (with some help from a basic guide) identify most native trees.
Instruction, copies of a Minnesota Tree ID pamphlet
This class is for anyone
Best for Ages…
13 years and older
You should bring…
Clothes for the outdoors. Binoculars optional (to look at cones or other features high in tree crowns).
We will meet at Chester Park, at the bottom of the ski hall, right next to the chalet.