Winter Tree Identification

date Sunday, 3 March 2013 time 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

👤 Holly Poole-Kavana 🏢 Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park


Why learn to identify trees in winter? Let us count some ways!

1. Tree identification is one of the few fun outdoor winter activities that isn’t a sport.

2. Some medicinal trees need to be harvested when they’re leafless — useful knowledge if you’re trying to survive after the apocalypse.

3. Impress your Druid friends! Or your date! Or your parents!

We will look at twigs, bark, branching patterns, fruits, and other identifying features of common woodland trees. You’ll learn to recognize American beeches, several types of oak, tulip trees, hickories, wild cherry trees, understory shrubs, and various other species we encounter on our walk. Dress warmly.


Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park
Beach Drive NW & Tilden Street NW
Washington, DC 20015
Neighborhood: Rock Creek Park
about 1 mile from the Van Ness and Cleveland Park Metro stops

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