Personal & Professional Development
Winter Tree Species Identification
In this two-day workshop, attendees will develop skills to identify deciduous plants in winter based on twig characteristics. Using various morphological features including leaf scars and buds, attendees will learn to identify common Pacific Northwest shrubs and trees during the dormant season. Use of dichotomous keys will be introduced. Attendees will also explore how keeping an illustrated, detailed natural history journal can foster life-long learning of plant identification skills. Some previous experience with botanical illustration or drawing will be valuable but is not required.
Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
· Using various morphological features including leaf scars and buds, attendees will learn to identify common Pacific Northwest shrubs and trees during the dormant season.
· Attendees will create an illustrated detailed natural history journal for this course which they can keep and add to in the future should they desire.
Intended Audience: Those interested in learning more about how to identify our Pacific Northwest shrubs and trees.