Join Phinizy Center Education staff and invited field trip leaders as we offer Forest Communities: Winter Dendrology course to explore tree identification in winter.  Each class will include field lecture time, field study, discussion, and home-reading suggestions. We will visit some of the many great forest communities in the CSRA. Participants will gain a better appreciation for our irreplaceable habitats as we explore basic plant morphology, nomenclature, community types, and much more. Participants will be required to meet at the different forest locations each week, but carpooling is encouraged.

Come be part of an exciting adventure as we take on the trees!

fall dendrologyForest Communities: Winter Dendrology Course

Dates: January 6th – February 17th 2017  (there will be no class on February 3rd)
Time: 9 AM – 3 PM (There will be a break for lunch.)
Registration: The registration fee is $195 and includes a reference book, a class notebook with handouts, and you will become a Friend of Phinizy. Already a Friend of Phinizy? Pay only $160!

Topics include: Natural Forest Habitats, Indicator Species, Succession, Plant Diversity, Basic Nomenclature, and Fall Basic Tree Identification

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What is Dendrology?

Dendrology is a branch of botany that focuses on the identification and taxonomy of woody plants, including trees, shrubs, and vines. Our Forest Communities course extends this information to include geographic location and habitat type.

Other Dendrology Courses Offered Include:

Forest Communities: Winter Dendrology
Identification using bark, buds, leaf scars & twigs. Offered Winter 2017.

Forest Communities: Flowers of the Forest
Topics include: Natural Forest Habitats, Understory Wildflowers, Plant Diversity, Basic Nomenclature, and Identification of Trees and Flowers Offered in the spring.