AE21 Woody Vines and Shrubs of Western North Carolina

Tuesday July 20

10:00 AM  –  12:00 PM


Woody Vines and Shrubs of the Blue Ridge

ONLINE* Tuesday, July 20; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Instructor: Carlton Burke

$60 Adult Non-member** (**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes. Become an Arboretum Member!)

BRN Elective***


The Southern Appalachians are home to dozens of shrubs and woody vines, many of which are often overlooked and unknown by the average person. This online class helps students gain the skills to identify many of these plants and learn about their importance to the ecology of mountain forests. Registration includes a copy of the field guide Woody Plants of the Blue Ridge by Ron Lansing.


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.


*Instructions for joining via Zoom will be included in a reminder email sent to registrants by the day prior to the event. Please add to your contacts to ensure our emails do not end up in your spam folder. A recording of the class will be made available to registered participants for a limited period following the session for review and to provide access to those with scheduling conflicts. 


***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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