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Winter Native Tree Identification

Winter Native Tree Identification: Field Experience B

ONSITE | Wednesday, February 22, 1 - 3 p.m.

Instructor: Carlton Burke

$45 Non-member Adult**

(**Arboretum Members receive a 10% discount on all classes.)

Course Capacity: 12

BRN - Field Experience | BREG Elective - Plant Studies (2 hours) | NCEE - Criteria II

Is this twig smooth or wooly, this end bud hairy, leaf scars narrow? Speak the language of Winter Tree ID in this immersive learning opportunity with Naturalist Carlton Burke. Trees take on a whole new dimension in winter with the usual methods of identification less obvious. Learn techniques for identifying trees in the winter months based on silhouette, bark, buds, leaf scars, twigs and other distinguishing characteristics.


The two-hour online class on Wednesday, February 15th and course materials put together by Burke are great preparation for acing an applied field experience set in the Arboretum forest. With both you're well on your way to impressing friends and family with knowledge of your tree neighbors and becoming the dendrologist you know you were meant to be.


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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February 22, 2023


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