AE21 Winter Tree ID Field Experience

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Friday January 29

1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM


Winter Tree ID Field Experience

ONSITE  Friday, January 29; 1 to 3 p.m.

Instructor: Carlton Burke

$45 Member | $55 Non-member

BRN Elective (2 hours); NC-EE Criteria II

Winter Tree Identification is a prerequisite for this class


Trees take on a whole new dimension in winter. Learn to identify winter trees based on silhouette, bark, twigs and other characteristics. We will cover major concepts and terms, and review some of the best books for tackling this subject matter. Students should wear weather-appropriate clothing for the outdoors, and bring binoculars and/or a hand lens if available.

Please adhere to all guidelines in the reminder email you will receive prior to the class. You should arrive wearing a face mask. Masks should be worn at all times out of consideration for all class participants. We ask that if participants need to remove their mask, they do so only where distancing of at least 6 feet from others is maintained. We ask that you try to keep a distance of at least 6' between others as much as possible.


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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