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Trees 201: Tree Identification Workshop
April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm UTC-4Free
Are you enthused and curious about the naturally rooted structures around you? Feeling cooped up after the winter? Come refine your tree species identification and knowledge with us this spring!
During this training, you will learn how to identify trees commonly found in Washington D.C. from the sprouting buds, leaves, bark, and flowers. Following the training, we will have the opportunity to practice our tree ID skills by observing and inventorying trees outside on the beautiful grounds of Gallaudet University.
Tree inventories help us better understand the diversity of trees found in Washington D.C. so we can successfully manage our urban forest.
Did you know that different trees provide different benefits? That 50 ft sugar maple in your local park is storing almost 2000 lbs of carbon and capturing almost 100 cubic feet of stormwater every year! That northern red oak in your backyard is host to 532 different caterpillar species!
This course is geared toward Citizen Foresters, Citizen Scientists, Project Organizers and anyone who is interested in building confidence in tree identification.
The class will be held in the I. King Jordan Student Academic Center in Room 1011.
Public Transportation: The NoMa/Gallaudet Metro stop (red line) is about .8 miles from our meeting location. The meeting location can be accessed by the 90 or 92 Metrobus line.
Bike Parking: Bike parking is available on campus.
Maddy McPhee, Community Education Coordinator at Casey Trees Sophie Earll, Urban Forestry Research Associate at Casey Trees
Who Should Attend?
Citizen Foresters, Citizen Scientists, Project Organizers and others interested in building confidence in tree identification and participating in Casey Trees’ tree inventories.
All attendees will be provided with a light breakfast and lunch. Please note your dietary preferences and/or allergies when registering so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.