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Winter Tree Identification, Section B—BLENDED

Winter Tree Identification
Photo by Michael Stewart.

Tree identification without the assistance of leaves is a hugely rewarding process. Though many imagine winter identification to be more difficult than during the growing season, in fact, we find far more consistency among twig and bud characteristics of the same tree species than we do for leaves. More than just winter identification alone, this course will train you to look beyond eye-catching leaves in order to learn more about using less-appreciated aspects of the entire tree for identification—a skill that will serve you year-round. In this blended course, instruction and practice will hone your naturalist’s eye for observing nature and take your identification skills to the next level. Students will first meet over Zoom for a detailed overview of identification practices, and then meet for a subsequent session outdoors in the Garden to observe and practice.

This course is an elective for the Certificate in Horticulture and not required. It is open to all, including to those enrolled in the Certificate in Horticulture program. For more information, please visit the Certificate in Horticulture webpage.
Category:HORT ELEC
Dates:January 28 - February 5, 2023 Check for other dates
Meets:Su and Sa from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Location:Administration Building Classroom 123
Instructor:Carey Russell
Member Fee:$ 128.00
Nonmember Fee:$ 141.00
Notes:Saturday, January 28 on Zoom | 11 a.m.—1 p.m.; Sunday, February 5 at BBG | 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 

You will be emailed the Zoom link for this class. If you have not received the link by 6 p.m. on January 26, please reach out to

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

In order to receive a refund, you must cancel your enrollment at least five business days prior to the class start date. You will be charged a $15 cancellation fee. No Exceptions.

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