Essentials of Deciduous Tree Identification w/ Bill Howenstine

Bill Howenstine, co-proprietor of Pioneer Tree Farm, will teach the basics of deciduous tree identification and then send us out to the woods to practice our new skills.

Developing skill with using basic botanical identification methods applies to trees and so much more! You are guaranteed to leave with more confidence in being able to identify both trees and plants on your own and in being successful when using plant identification guides.

Bill and Alice Howenstine are the owners of Pioneer Tree Farm, an organic cut your own holiday tree farm. The Howenstines have worked since 1978 to establish their own tree arboretum and now have over 40 kinds of trees living on their gorgeous farm.

Please dress appropriately for outdoor activities and bring your own water bottle with you. Consider sunscreen and bug repellant if you use them.

Please bring some food or drink to share with the group at the end of the meeting if you are so inclined (not mandatory). We'll provide paper plates, napkins, cups, and forks.

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  • Cathy

    Great information presented by a great speaker!

    August 30, 2012

  • Beth P

    Knowledge of trees shared by our hosts and the setting of the meetup on their farm was a pleasure.

    August 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a splendid day with marvelous host.
    FYI: here is a very good source on plants
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/­

    August 13, 2012

  • Lisa S.

    We learned a lot and it was a very nice outing. Will definitely be paying more attention to the differences between trees.

    August 12, 2012

  • Heidi L.

    It was great as always. Bill & Alice are wonderful people. I learned alot about trees and leaves. Very interesting. Can't wait until next time. I love going there. :)

    August 12, 2012

  • Cathy C.

    Bill Howenstine was a great teacher - witty, knowledgable, and very encouraging and supportative. It was a delightful well-taught class and I very much appreciated his skill and wisdom. Tree gestalt is a new goal for me!

    August 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cathy - I'm sorry I could not join you today. I'm looking forward to participating in next month's events. I hope it went well today

    August 11, 2012

  • Heidi L.

    Just got back from the tree farm. Bill & Alice were great. I learned more than I thought I would. Very interesting. I love trees. Can't wait until next time. :)

    August 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can give a ride to one or more people.

    August 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi - Can I pay in person? I've had issues with online payments in the past

    August 3, 2012

    • Cathy C.

      Brian, yes paying in person is just fine when we are below the maximum attendance. When we have an overflow or close to capacity then it is better to rsvp and pay in advance. Hope to see you this saturday, Cathy

      August 5, 2012

  • Len

    Won't be able to make it this time. Maybe next class.

    July 27, 2012

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