Tree Identification For ForagersDate: 09/30/2023
Address: Hartwood Acres
Time: 10:00 am — 2:00 pm
This is a joint class with Adam Haritan from Learn Your Land and Erik Kulick from True North Wilderness Survival School.
Description: Tree identification is a fundamental skill that improves our knowledge of nature. In this course, students will learn the basics of tree identification with an emphasis on wild edible trees. Students will learn how to analyze various structures that are essential in tree identification including twigs, bark, branching arrangement, leaves, autumn color, and fruits. Students will also learn about ecological relationships between trees and other organisms like fungi.
This course will also cover the importance of tree identification as it relates to reading the landscape. For example, what do some trees tell us about the fertility of the soil? What do trees tell us about the local geology? What do trees tell us about past uses of the landscape?
By the end of this course, students will have a greater appreciation for trees and the proper skill set to be able to identify unfamiliar trees.
Date: Saturday, 30 September
Start / End Times: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Hartwood Acres County Park (Indiana Township, Pennsylvania)
Minimum Age: 15 years old when accompanied by a parent
Maximum Group Size: 12
Level of Physical Difficulty: Easy
After registering for the course, you will receive a detailed course information sheet that will contain all of the applicable details, including exact location, driving directions, basic gear, etc.