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The Basics of Tree ID

June 5 2021 from 10:00 am 12:00 pm

$20 member / $35 nonmember (per person)
Instructor: Lawson Taylor
Ages 12 and up

This class has SOLD OUT. Check out our next plant-focused class Butterfly Host Plants!

Can you see the forest for the trees? In this class we’ll learn the basics of tree ID, from an introduction to scientific names to an overview of tree morphology. We’ll also take a close look at some of the most common and charismatic trees of the Arboretum and learn general tips and tricks for identifying trees in summer and winter.

Class will be held rain or shine and will be primarily outdoors. Please dress for the weather.

Instructor bio: Lawson Taylor is the Forest Ecologist for the Houston Arboretum. He manages the wooded areas of the Arboretum using ecological theories and concepts to maintain a healthy and functional forest ecosystem. He has a degree in Forest Recreation Management from Stephen F. Austin State University.

The Arboretum grounds, including the trails and Nature Playscape, will REOPEN on Thursday, July 18! All classes and events through Sunday, July 21 have been cancelled, and the Nature Center building remains closed at this time.