Winter tree identification workshop

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. —WOODSTOCK— The leaves have fallen, and identifying the trees in your backyard can be challenging. Join this two-hour workshop to learn how to identify common Vermont trees and shrubs during the winter months, focusing on their twig, bud, needle, and bark characteristics. Jon Bouton, who has more than 40 years of experience helping landowners see the forest and the trees, will lead an indoor discussion followed by a trek through the park to gain hands-on learning experience. Bring a bag lunch and join us for an open lunch discussion after the workshop 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; lunch discussion 12-1 p.m. Hot cocoa and coffee provided!

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activity, and bring a water bottle and snowshoes if possible. Adult and children’s snowshoes are available if needed. Event will continue snow or shine! Co-sponsored by Vermont Coverts and the Vermont Woodlands Association.

Meet at the Forest Center, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, in Woodstock. Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.

The event is free and open to the public, but pre-register is required as space is limited. To register or learn more visit nps.gov/mabi/learn/nature/working-woodlands-workshops.htm, call 802-457-3368 x 222, or email ana_mejia@partner.nps.gov.

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