Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Allison Dush 
Massachusetts Horticultural Society 


This is an online event. 


Bark: Get to Know Your Trees



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. As you hone your perception 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? Join us for this virtual lecture!

Michael Wojtech

As a naturalist, writer, photographer, illustrator and educator, Michael strives to share the science and beauty of natural history in an accessible and compelling fashion. He writes and teaches about the fascinating structure, function, and ecology of trees—including their bark, buds, leaves, roots, and wood—for audiences at all levels of experience, and explores how knowing the natural history of the places we live and love fosters connection and the feeling of home. Michael earned his Master’s Degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch University New England and is the author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees in the Northeast and co-author of Drawing Trees and Leaves.

 To find out more about Michael and his works check out his website at http://knowyourtrees.com


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$35/general admission