Can You Identify These Trees During the Winter?

Can You Identify These Trees During the Winter?

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Learn to identify trees in the winter on Feb. 7, during a “Learn from the Experts” nature program.

During “Winter Tree Identification,” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, you’ll learn the basics of tree identification (without leaves) and gain experience using a botanical key to identify native trees.

Forest Preserve District of Kane County Nature Programs Manager Valerie Blaine will share tips to help de-mystify winter tree identification and will emphasize observation of bark, branches, form, habit, habitat, twigs, leaf scars and buds.

The session will begin indoors with a lecture/presentation. During the second hour, we’ll head into the woods to practice tree identification skills.

The registration fee is $10 per person and advance registration is required. Please register by phone at630-444-3190 or email<>. This program is at Creek Bend Nature Center, located within LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve, 37W700 Dean St., Saint Charles.

Learn from the Experts programs are for ages 16 and up. This program series is cosponsored by the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, the St. Charles Park District and the Geneva Park District.

For more information on this or other Learn from the Experts programs, call 630-444-3190.

To view a full roster of Forest Preserve District nature programs, visit this page for adults and this page for schools and this page for Scouts and community groups.

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SOURCE: Kane County Forest Preserve District press release