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3333 State Road 60 East, Mitchell, IN 47446

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Join Janet Eger from the White River Forestry Committee on Thursday, February 15 and Saturday, February 17 to hone your skills in identifying trees in winter. People are encouraged to attend both sessions of the workshop but if someone is only able to attend one session, they will still get value from the class.  

Thursday’s session will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Lakeview Activity Center (Nature Center).  Saturday’s session will also be held outside.  Meet at Grissom Memorial parking lot at 9:00 a.m. The Saturday session will be finished before noon. 

Eger explains that in Thursday’s session she will explain ways to distinguish different species of tree without their leaves. As a forester with over 40 years of field experience she has learned many tricks to identify trees.  She will bring twig samples so people can examine the buds of common trees to compare different species as well as nuts and seeds of those species, and compare how the bark varies between tree species.

On Saturday, Eger will take the group on a paved trail through the woods while the group practices identifying trees and show people the differences in bark, twigs, nuts, and other characteristics. If people are unable to make the Thursday session, they are still welcome to attend on Saturday. Other area foresters will be on hand as well to assist for an interactive on-hands session.

The cost of the workshop is $10 and pre-registration is required so we have enough handouts available. Space is also limited in the nature center.

Refreshments will be provided at both sessions. Please call Teena Ligman at 812-278-0139 or email [email protected] for more information and to register for the workshop. The workshop is sponsored by White River Forestry Committee, part of the Indiana Forest and Woodland Owners Association; and Spring Mill State Park.

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