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Winter Tree Identification and Uses

nature walk

Winter Tree Identification and Uses

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Winter Tree Identification and Uses

nature walk

Winter Tree Identification and Uses

Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will met in the parking lot of Caldwell Nature Preserve. We will then set out on the trail to begin honing your tree and shrub identification skills! I will be teaching you a variety of roughly 10 to 20 species, depending on the preferences and pace of the group. Some species we are likely to cover include red maple, sugar maple, hackberry, spicebush, wahoo euonymous, pawpaw, chinquapin oak, chestnut oak, red oak, white oak, American beech, pignut hickory, eastern white pine, and eastern red cedar among others. I will also be sharing some of the edible and medicinal values of these plants. Toward the end of the class I will challenge you to identify some trees on your own, Using a field guide for reference. Please dress appropriately for weather and wear sturdy shoes. Don’t forget to bring a notebook and pencil! Several field guides will be provided, but feel free to bring your own for cross-referencing!

Your host

Learn more about Meg (Max)

Meg (Max)

I am a passionate plant lover and naturalist. I am an avid hiker, forager and wild-crafter, and have been cultivating the skill of accurate tree and plant identification for the past 12 years of my life. There is much to learn in all seasons, and with winter just beginning, I am excited to teach you winter tree identification, and to share the edible and medicinal properties of winter trees. I am certified in Permaculture Design, and before moving to Cincinnati, I worked as a forestry technician in Massachusetts from 2013-2015 during which time I became a Massachusetts Certified Arborist. Over the past 12 years, I have worked in a variety of horticultural and natural outdoors settings, and am currently employed at Keystone Native Plants Nursery here in Cincinnati.

What's included

Equipment
Field guides

Where you'll be

Caldwell Nature Preserve is a tucked away woodland gem featuring beautiful wooden bridges, a gorgeous ravine and creek, a scenic overlook, several outdoor classrooms and over three miles of wooded hiking trails, including a somewhat hidden pawpaw trail.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Guests should be in good enough physical condition to hike which includes walking over uneven terrain, hills, stairs, potentially trip and slip hazards…

More tips

Please choose appropriate clothing and be prepared for hills, steps, narrow trails and uneven terrain

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Meg (Max)
Winter Tree Identification and Uses
New experience
$25/person
New experience
$25/person