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MDC Winter Dendrology Workshop

December 16, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Any outdoorsman can ID trees with their leaves on, but bona fide tree nerds can even identify them in the winter. Join Community Forester Chuck Conner as he teaches how to identify trees when they’re “naked”. Participants in this workshop will learn the basics of tree identification including leaf shapes, arrangements, buds, twig, fruit, bark, form, position in the landscape, and other characteristics used to identify trees. Students will learn how to use reference books and keys to help identify trees in both a classroom setting and in the field. Special emphasis will be given to the identification of native deciduous trees in their “leaf-off” or dormant condition using species specific characteristics and keys. Please wear clothing appropriate for going outdoors for approximately one hour. Workshop is free, but a Missouri winter tree key needs to be purchased for $5.

Required references: A Key to Missouri Trees in Winter, Cliburn, and Wallace. Available through the Missouri Department of Conservation for $5.00. Copies will be available for purchase before the workshop at Burr Oak Woods Nature Shop. Key to Trees of Missouri by Don Kur, will be provided by instructor day of workshop.


December 16, 2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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