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Tree ID & Natural History – Biodiversity University

June 22 @ 9:00 AM - June 23 @ 5:00 PM


Instructor: Jonathan Shapiro
June 22-23, 2024 | $285
Course size: 12 students
Financial support available (contact us)

Learning about trees can be a powerful way to connect to your local landscape. They are big, charismatic, and always around us. Knowing who they are provides a baseline ecological understanding for the rest of our surroundings. Join Jonathan Shapiro of Fox Paw School for a dive into the natural history and ID of trees.

First, we’ll explore the ecological and natural history of trees in our area, looking at adaptations to climate, weather, and habitat, as well as focusing on how trees fit in to the life cycles of other organisms. We’ll then move on to ID using a pattern-based approach that we are hardwired to understand, talking about tree silhouettes, branching patterns, leaf shapes, bark, and more.

Participants will leave with the observational skills to learn not only trees, but the rest of the landscape as well.

Part of NBNC’s Biodiversity University series

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June 22 @ 9:00 AM
June 23 @ 5:00 PM
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North Branch Nature Center
713 Elm Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05602