Tree ID Walk at Peabody Mills Environmental Center

Sat, 05/05/2018

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Peabody Mill Environmental Center
66 Brook Road
Amherst, NH 03031

County Forester Ethan Belair Teaching about Tree RingsLeaves are a great tool to identify trees, but what if you can’t reach the leaves?  What if it’s winter and there are no leaves at all?  The ability to identify trees and shrubs by their bark, twigs and buds is a very useful skill for anyone who spends time in the woods.  And for many species, buds and bark are actually easier to identify than leaves.  Join us for an afternoon to learn the ins and outs of tree identification at Peabody Mills Environmental Center.  You will learn how to identify numerous species of shrubs and trees using visual clues other than green leaves - clues such as shape, branching patterns, buds, bark, smell, taste, habitat, persistent leaves, cones, and fruits.  We will have some field guide books available, but feel free to bring your own.

  • Meet at Peabody Mills Environmental Center, 66 Brook Rd, Amherst, NH
  • Led by Ethan Belair (Hillsborough County Forester), Anne Krantz (Hillsborough County NH Big Tree Coordinator) and Arborist Lee Gilman (Amherst Conservation Commission)
  • Bring a hand lens if you have one, sturdy shoes and clothes for the woods
  • Children 10 and up are welcome when accompanied by an adult

Free event.  No RSVP required.

For persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations, please contact or call (603) 641-6060 prior to the event. Given ample time, we will make any reasonable effort to make accommodations.

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