Whats That Tree? (June 23rd - Offsite)
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 10:00am - 11:30am
Second Class Added!
Class size is limited, please register in advance.
Join tree expert and Center member tree expert Jon Rockett (B.S. in Forestry) for a walk in the woods where you will learn about leaf types, twig and bud types, and how to use a key for tree species identification. Participants will receive a copy of Virginia Department of Forestry's (VDOF) tree identification guide "Common Native Trees of Virginia" to keep for future reference. Trails at Ivy Creek Nature Area will be used for this program that are fairly level for easy walking. Event is free and open to members, with a $5.00 fee for the VDOF tree identification guide, payable to Jon on the day of the walk. The group will meet in the Ivy Creek Nature Area parking lot shortly before 10am.
Jon retired as the Area Extension Agent, Mined Land Reclamation and Forestry & Natural Resources and site manager at the Powell River Project Research & Education Center in 2008, after 20 years of service. Jon has implemented environmental programs for local school groups, business and civic organizations; and national and international professional and government agency groups. He is the founding board member SW VA Chapter Society of American Foresters, and was Virginia’s Outstanding Project Learning Tree Educator in 2002. Currently Jon is a member of the Piedmont Virginia Bird Club; VA Tech’s VA Big Tree Program volunteer measurer; VA Envirothon head forestry judge; Project Learning Tree facilitator; and member Skyline Chapter Society of American Foresters.Open to all.
Ivy Creek Natural Area
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