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Tree and Shrub Identification: Part 2

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 1:00pm - Monday, October 10, 2016 - 3:45pm
James L. Goodwin Conservation Center
23 Potter Road
Hampton, Connecticut 06247
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The ever popular and in-depth identification program with Nancy Marek returns to Goodwin. Learning how to identify trees and other woody plants requires patience and lots of practice. If you're not sure where to begin on your journey, come to the Goodwin Conservation Center for a three-part series on woody plant identification. In this class you will learn how to identify over 25 of the most common native woody trees and shrubs in southern New England. Part of the class consists of lecture, another part involves leisurely walks along woodland trails, but mostly you will be looking at freshly-cut samples and figuring out how to distinguish one from the other by seeing, touching, and for a select few even smelling. Pop field quizzes – just for fun – will test your skills and build your confidence. The best way to learn plant identification is to slow down and immerse yourself in the details. Nancy Marek is a doctoral candidate and professional forester with the Natural Resources and the Environment Department at the University of Connecticut who specializes in private lands management with a focus on enhancing wildlife habitat and invasive plant control. She has been working with trees and plants for over 20 years, and has taught tree identification and forest ecology at the New York Botanical Garden.

Workshop #1: The Conifers

Saturday, October 1st, 9 am – noon

Workshop #2: Broadleaved trees with opposite leaf arrangement

Sunday, October 9th, 1 pm – 4 pm

Workshop #3: Broadleaved trees with alternate leaf arrangement

Saturday, October 22nd, 9 am - noon


Three-part Class: $60 non-members

 $40 Friends Members


Inclement Weather: 
Contact the center in case of inclement weather.
Registration Fee: 
$40 FGF members/$60 non-members
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Jasper Sha
(860) 455-9534

This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.

The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.