AE21 Tree Trek

Thursday August 5

9:30 AM  –  4:30 PM


Tree Trek

FIELD* Thursday, August 5; 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Instructor: Carlton Burke

$115 Adult Non-member**
(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BRN Elective (5 hours) | NC-EE Criteria II credit***


Western North Carolina is home to an incredible diversity of tree species due to the various elevational changes and corresponding habitats of our mountain region. Students will meet at the Arboretum and caravan/carpool for the day, driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. The group will see tree species found across a variety of habitats and different elevations, from river floodplains to cool mountaintops.


Carlton Burke is a naturalist and educator who operates Carolina Mountain Naturalists, an educational service which offers wildlife and nature educational programs throughout western North Carolina. He also was on the staff of the western North Carolina Nature Center in Asheville for over 25 years as the Curator of Exhibits. Carlton co-hosts a weekly radio program NATURE NEWS and is also a NC state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitator.


*Registrants will be sent a reminder email the day prior to class with the meeting location and additional details. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. We encourage all participants to make conscious, courteous decisions based on your own and others' wishes and needs for safety. Mask wearing is supported but not required of participants for experiences in the field.


***Upon registration, participants will be asked to identify if they are seeking certificate credit through Arboretum certificate of merit programs or NC Environmental Education. Responses will prompt further communication regarding requirements and reporting for credit.



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