OP20 Spring Tree Identification

Wednesday June 3

3:00 PM  –  4:30 PM

Spring Tree Identification

Instructor: Carlton Burke

Wednesday, June 3; 3 - 4:30 p.m.

$40 Member | $50 Non-member

BRN Core credit, NC EE Criteria II credit


When we think of flowers in the spring, our attention often is turned towards the numerous showy flowers found on herbaceous plants on the forest floor. If we look upwards however, we would notice the many species of mountain trees which also begin blooming at this time of the year as well. In this class, we will learn about identifying trees by their flowers, buds and bark, and investigate tree structures and pollination strategies.

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.   


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