The traits typically used to describe trees — leaves, twigs, and buds — are often hard to see or seasonally absent. Join Michael Wojtech for an exploration of bark, which is always visible, in any season.
— an announcement from Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens
As you hone your perceptive abilities you will learn about a system for identifying tree species by their bark, and discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why does bark peel?
This discussion will be led by conservationist, naturalist, photographer and educator, Michael Wojtech. Michael has a Masters degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England. He is also the author of the book, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast.
This FREE webinar event is co-hosted by Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens and The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Sign up now!