Participants at the Allerton Winter Tree Identification Hike looking up at a state champion 
swamp white oak

Rob Kanter

February 05, 2015 - Environmental Almanac

Learning to See Trees Through “New Eyes” at Allerton

Most people who can tell the difference between tree species in the summer have difficulty in winter because they’re naked — the trees, that is, not the people. The goal of the winter tree identification hike at Allerton Park goal was to teach participants other cues to tell them apart.



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