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Name that Naked Tree: Winter Tree Identification with Wendy Willard

How can you identify a tree once the leaves are gone? By examining bark, twigs, persistent leaves and fruit, and tree structure—and keeping your eyes wide open! Starting up toward the Tree House and along the paths parallel to the creek, we will find some of your favorite huge upland trees, standing tall or lying down. Returning on Forbidden Drive, we'll observe some lowland trees that prefer damp feet, perhaps even standing in the water. Level: easy-moderate (with a tad of patience for observation).

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information or to register, contact Sarah Marley at [masked]. Visit for updates.

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  • Margo

    I checked earlier to see if I made the list and I hadn't so I went out and raked leaves all day. I just got inside at 2:45 and saw this. So disappointed .

    3 days ago

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