Dendrology 101

Dendrology is the scientific study of trees. Josh Wagner of Wagner Forestry will take us through the basics of tree identification and the nuances of distinguishing similar species. We will also be “reading” the forest to make educated guesses about its history. Has fire impacted this woods? How was this land used 100 years ago? How old are these oaks?

RSVPs are required at the link below. This takes place at Scarlet Oak Woods, a 66-acre forest on the northeast side of Bloomington, protected forever by Sycamore Land Trust.

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