Monday, February 22, 2016

Winter Tree Identification with Shannon Rabby

Our Winer Tree identification class with Shannon Rabby was excellent.  Even though snow was dumped on us in the parking lot as we departed from Franklin, we made it safely to Haywood Community College and found much better weather.  With Shannon's extensive experience,  knowledge and interesting presentation,  and with the help of his assistant, Blake, we learned to recognize differences in bark, twigs, buds, and scars as clues to tree species.  After some basics in the classroom we worked outside on the campus which was established as an arboretum and has many mature lovely trees.  Shannon teaches a tree id class in the summer "Student for a Day" program.  If you missed our Winter id class and/or want to learn more about trees put it on your agenda.

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