Join Phinizy Center Education staff and invited field trip leaders as we offer Forest Communities: Basic Dendrology course to explore tree identification.  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: Basic Dendrology Course

Dates: September 29th – November 3rd 2017 
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!

Returning Phinizy Basic Dendrology Course Participants $145

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.

Forest Communities General Topics will include:

Natural Forest Habitats such as: Bottomland Hardwood Forest, Cypress/Tupelo Swamp Forest, Mixed Hardwood Forest, Riverine Forest, Deciduous Forest, Oak-Hickory Forest, Indicator Species, Succession, Plant Diversity, Basic Nomenclature and Fall Basic Tree Identification by:

  • Geographic Location
  • Tree Structure
  • Tree Bark
  • Leaf Structure
  • Seed Type

Upcoming courses!

Forest Communities: Flowers of the Forest
Identification using bark, buds, leaf scars & twigs