Using bark to identify trees is the subject of a free program offered at the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, 16 Meriden Road, Rt. 66, Middlefield, CT on Saturday, May 19, 2012, 1-5PM. It is co-sponsored by the Mattabeseck Audubon Society.
The traits most often used to describe tree species, leaves, buds, and twigs, are often not clearly visible or seasonally absent.
Join Michael Wojtech for an exploration of bark -- always visible in every season -- and learn to classify bark into ten types. Then use bark to identify tree species.
After an indoor presentation, head outdoors and practice identifying trees. For naturalists at all levels of experience.
Michael will be available to sign copies of his book, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast.
For more information about Michael or his book visit: www.knowyourtrees.com