On January 4, 2017

Winter tree identification workshop offered in Woodstock

Saturday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m.—WOODSTOCK—The leaves have fallen and identifying the trees in the backyard can be challenging. Learn how to identify trees and shrubs during our Vermont winter, focusing on their twig, bud, needle and bark structure in a Working Woodlands Workshop at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park (MBRNHP) on Saturday, Jan. 7. Learn why it is important to be able to identify trees at this time of year and how this skill is beneficial for good forest management.
Jon Bouton, who has more than 40 years of experience helping landowners see the forest and the trees, will lead the discussion and trek through woods at the Park, for a great hands-on learning experience. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors, snow or shine. Both adult and child snowshoes are available if needed. Bring a bagged lunch and join for an open lunch discussion, afterwards in the Forest Center. Hot cocoa and coffee will be provided.
The workshop will be held 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the MBRNHP Forest Center. The open lunch discussion will follow, 12-1 p.m. Parking is available in the Billings Farm & Museum overflow lot, located on Old River Road.
The program is free; no reservations are necessary. For more info, visit nps.gov/mabi/index.htm or call 802-457-3368 x 222.


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