Cheesman Park Conifers

Cheeseman Park has a lot of trees that we can try to ID.  There might be a map of the trees that we will try to find and bring with us. If anyone can find a tree list or map, let us all know.

I will have Carter's Colorado tree book, and other books that might be helpful.  Bring a hand lense, whatever books you like, and ideas for future meetups!

There are also a lot of great places to grab a beer afterwards!

 

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  • Erika

    I've been looking up some of the things we weren't sure about yesterday. I believe the insect damage we saw on the white firs was tussock moth. Still trying to figure out that canker on the juniper. Also, virginia tech has a great online key for tree ID http://dendro.cnre.vt.edu/dendrology/syllabus/twigkey/key1.cfm

    March 17, 2013

    • Karin M.

      Nice! I'll see if we can incorporate the key into our next trip. also the large decisuous tree we saw at the end of our walk (with the cool small flowers with that little round bud covering) was indeed an elm. Not sure what kind, but elms definitely have the same type of flower we saw.

      March 19, 2013

  • Lisa

    Today was awesome, learned a lot about trees and had fun with new friends!

    March 16, 2013

    • Erika

      Heck yeah! I'm excited you guys are moving so close, we'll have to grab a celebratory beer when you are all moved in!

      March 17, 2013

  • Karin M.

    Thank you for joining us today! Erika rocked it today with awesome info on conifers! Here are a few things I learned:
    Cheesman park is awesome for looking at trees! who knew?
    White fir needles have a citrusy smell.
    A douglas fir cone bract look like the back legs and tail of a mouse.
    Scots pines have really cool bark.

    I'm really looking forward to City Park!

    March 16, 2013

    • Amie

      Hey! Thanks for sharing what you learned today. Sounds like a fun time! I wish I could have joined you. I'm excited about learning the conifers in Colorado. Much different than the small amount we had in Pennsylvania. Looking forward to City Park too! :)

      March 17, 2013

  • Amie

    Aww. Unfortunately I can't make it this Saturday. Have fun! And I hope to hear of new group ideas for the future. :)

    March 11, 2013

    • Karin M.

      Sorry you cant make it Amie! But I'm sure we'll see you next time.

      March 16, 2013

  • Karin M.

    I'm looking forward to seeing everyone today!
    Anyone interested in carpooling? (Bowles and Kipling area in Littleton)
    Thanks
    Karin

    March 16, 2013

  • Susan B.

    I have a digital copy of the old "CITY PARK TREE WALK Southeast Quadrant" (much of which was the original Denver Botanic Gardens!). But that area in the park seems very restricted right now with the construction at the DMNS...and no doubt will change. I do have the City Park Tree Inventory from 2005 (aerial map and key) which could be fun to use as a reference in conjunction with the more current, but less detailed "City Park Arboretum Tree Walk" map that Holly provided the link to. Again we might find a number of trees missing and new trees planted since both maps were made.

    March 12, 2013

  • Holly

    I found one for City Park: http://goo.gl/4Te4s but not for Cheesmen park. I think this was the map originally linked to, though. I remember looking at that one but didn't download it and now it's been removed from Denver.gov.
    These two parks are pretty close to each other, though. Maybe we could do City Park next meetup.

    March 12, 2013

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