Have you ever stood and marveled at the bare trunks of trees dusted with snow in the winter, and wondered what sort of tree it is? Would you like to learn how to identify trees by their bark? Do you enjoy engaging nature and plants in the wintertime? If you can answer “yes” to any of the above questions, then you belong in our Winter Tree Identification workshop! If you can ID a tree without leaves, you will know its name all year.

We will meet in the toasty yurt at White Pine to explore botanical features of woody plants, learn vocabulary and how to use a winter tree key. After some hot herbal tea (provided), we’ll take a walk to look at features of trees, use our keys to identify them, and share some ways these “big herbs” can keep us nourished and healthy. Please dress in removable layers for comfort indoors and out. Participants will receive printed keys to keep and practice their skills.

This intensive is facilitated by community herbalist Greg Monzel. Greg is inspired by winter-blooming shrubs every year to witness the lives of plants in all seasons.

  • February 23, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Venue Phone: (317) 774-6360

841 W 53rd St, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208, United States

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