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Tree ID for Beginners

On Tuesday, March 16, Dutchess Land Conservancy Ecologist Julie Hart and Cary Institute Wildlife Biologist Mike Fargione presented a forest tree identification program for beginners.

Wise forest stewardship requires familiarity with the woody plants that grow in your area, and the winter and early spring are great times of the year to learn tree identification! Without leaves on the trees, many other identifying characteristics are easier to see. This video will help you learn to recognize common Northeast trees by their shape, bark patterns, twigs, fruits, and seeds. You’ll also learn about invasive forest pests that threaten our trees.

You can access Julie’s and Mike’s presentation slides filled with lots of great photos and information here and here.
 

This event is hosted jointly with the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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