Trees are the dominant plant type of New England, with forests covering most of the land area.Â Instructor Karen Sebastian addresses identification and natural history of individual species as well as forest ecology. Since understanding today’s forests requires familiarity with their history, she will review the changing landscape from the Ice Age through European settlement. Students learn to identify native New England trees and their habitats, to recognize different aged stands (pioneer, second growth, and other growth) and become familiar with forest communities of the northeastern temperate region.
You will consider the natural conditions and human disturbance factors that produce the different forest associations. Weekend field trips take you to a variety of forest types off-site. Bring a bag lunch and water.
Garden in the Woods
Framingham , MA
Sponsor: New England Wildflower Society and Arnold Arboretum
Time(s): Tues. Oct. 6,13, 20, 27 from 7-9 p.m.; Sat. Oct 17, noon-4 p.m.; Sat. Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $176 (Member) / $204 (Non-Member); pre-registration is necessary
Phone: 508-877-7630, ext. 3303