Love trees but mystified about how to recognize them without leaves? This workshop will describe key characters for recognizing a dozen common Michigan species by twigs, bark, and habitat. We’ll review how to use keys to identify woody plants based on twigs. Twigs will be provided, but please feel free to bring any twigs that you’d like to figure out (preferably from natural areas rather than horticultural plantings, as available keys focus on native species). Weather permitting, we’ll do a brief walk outdoors to look at trees in person. By the end of this workshop, you should be able to recognize a few trees by sight and should feel more comfortable using keys to identify unknowns.
Winter Tree ID