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Winter Tree ID Webinar
January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CSTFree
Without their leaves, all trees look the same—to the untrained eye. But with a bit of knowledge, you can learn how to spot a black oak from a silver maple just by looking at their buds, bark, and branching. Join us for a free webinar to learn the basics of tree identification and how to apply these skills in the middle of winter and any time of year!
Following this webinar, we will schedule hikes at various Shirley Heinze properties so you can practice your new skills in person! Check our events page or sign up for our email list to stay updated on when we announce those hikes.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83281850751?pwd=NWVGZUJjQ3llQlVWOU5WSmtCWDBjUT09
Meeting ID: 832 8185 0751
Winter tree ID is a useful skill for:
- hands-on classroom learning,
- invasive plant management,
- planning for spring landscaping,
- getting outside in the winter, and
- impressing your friends!
If you’re looking to get a head start, check out these helpful field guides:
- 101 Trees of Indiana by Marion T. Jackson
- Michigan Trees by Burton V. Barnes and Warren H. Wagner, Jr.
- Native Trees of the Midwest by Sally S. Weeks, Harmon P. Weeks, Jr., & George R. Parker
- Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest by Sally S. Weeks & Harmon P. Weeks, Jr.
You may also browse through these online resources:
- A nontechnical winter key to the fifty trees
- Pocket Reference for Winter Tree Identification
- Winter Tree Identification Key
- Field Museum’s Tree ID Guides
This event is held free to the public. If you are able, please consider making a contribution to support our goal of providing environmental education opportunities to everyone. Thank you!