Spring Tree Identification

date Sunday, 6 May 2018 time 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

👤 Gabriel Popkin 🏢 Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, Rock Creek Park


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It’s a sideways green tree! Oh, you meant more specific than that? (Photo by Sonia Booth.)

Spring is when many of our trees are at their most vibrant, flowering and getting pollinated in a few short weeks. Catch those trees in the act before they settle into a long boring summer of leafy photosynthesis.

On this tour, you’ll walk through Rock Creek Park to observe some of the trees that live in our native forests, including some of the last remaining chestnut trees. In addition to tree identification, we’ll discuss the natural history of trees and how factors such as invasive species and changing cultural values have influenced the trees that surround us today.

This class is led by a tree enthusiast; you’re invited to share your own knowledge about trees along the way. Dress for the weather and be prepared for some off-trail hiking. (Wear comfortable shoes, bring water, and wear sunscreen.)


Carter Barron Amphitheater Parking Lot, Rock Creek Park
Next to 4850 Colorado Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20011
Neighborhood: 16th Street Heights
Meet in the parking lot, close to the pin on this map: https://goo.gl/4hXZcD

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