Winter Tree Medicines

With many of our typical medicinal herbs unavailable to us during the winter, we often must turn to the trees. Learn how to identify many of the trees in the Maine woods while working with them to make several medicinal preparations, which may include teas, alcohol extractions, salves, and nutritious foods. Come walk with us and see some of the medicine the forest has to offer at this time of year.

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  • Mike D.

    Amazing to get together with people and learn about the trees. We investigated the history of the forest and individual trees. My favourite part was getting together at the end and tasting the minty tea from yellow birch twigs.

    March 13, 2014

  • Jon M

    This was my first meet-up and it really exceeded my expectations. The people in the group were exceptional and Mike is a very inclusive person. I'm really glad to have met all of you. The teas were great too.

    February 12, 2014

  • Mike D.

    Thanks for coming. I had a great morning in the woods learning more about the trees and meeting new people. We identified, harvested, and discussed many uses for yellow birch, white birch, eastern hemlock, quaking aspen, white pine, elm, red maple, and more. Eastern Hemlock tea is still my favorite, but Yellow Birch is a close second.

    February 11, 2014

  • Carrie

    A splendid time! I can now tell the trees from the forest!

    February 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Harvested some hemlock & yellow birch and am enjoying a cup of tea after hours of hauling brush out of the apple orchard!

    1 · February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very fun and informative. I feel more confident in identifying trees in the winter time.

    February 9, 2014

  • Jon M

    Hi Mike, thanks for letting me join your new group. Looking forward to it. This sounds interesting, do you have a day in mind? What kind of self-propelled transportation or tools should I bring? Thanks, Jon

    January 4, 2014

    • Mike D.

      Hey Jon, thanks for your interest. I hope the morning of 2/9 works for you.

      January 4, 2014

    • Mike D.

      if the snows are deep, and you have snow shoes, bring them. You wont need many tools, a knife if you want or a pair of garden clippers.

      January 4, 2014

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