Tree walking series offered for season-specific identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Participants of tree walk identifying a tree

Attendees should prepare to dress for all types of weather during the three tree walks. Photo by William Kositzky, Master Gardener Volunteer.

Tree walking series offered for season-specific identification

Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

Attendees should prepare to dress for all types of weather during the three tree walks. Photo by William Kositzky, Master Gardener Volunteer.

Participants of tree walk identifying a tree

Attendees should prepare to dress for all types of weather during the three tree walks. Photo by William Kositzky, Master Gardener Volunteer.

To help arborists, landscapers and others hone their tree identification skills, University of Nevada, Reno Extension is offering an Introduction to Tree ID: A Seasonal Guide. This series is tailored to teach about identification for specific seasons.

During this four-part series, Certified Arborist Wendy Hanson Mazet will discuss the fundamentals of tree identification in a classroom setting for one hour, and Certified Arborist Rod Haulenbeek will then follow up with a two-hour fall tree ID walk. Two other tree ID walks will follow in winter and spring, each one including season-specific information. Attendees are encouraged to bring a clipboard, pen or pencil, walking shoes and bottles of water.

The in-class presentation will take place Oct. 9 from noon-1 p.m. at the Extension office at 4955 Energy Way in Reno. The walks will be held 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Mira Loma Park, 3000 S. McCarran Blvd. in Reno on:

  • October 9: Fall Tree ID
  • March 11: Winter Tree ID
  • May 13: Spring Tree ID

“Tree identification looks different in each season,” said Extension Commercial Horticulture Program Coordinator Jenn Fisher, who helped coordinate the class. “So we are offering a series with classes in fall, winter and spring for the novice green-industry professional.”

The cost for the series is $10 and covers International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist Continuing Education Units as well as materials and refreshments. Register for tree identification class today.

For more information on classes, contact Fisher at fisherj@unce.unr.edu or 775-336-0249. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the class they plan to attend.

The Green Industry Continuing Education Series provides current, research-based information to green-industry professionals each month. Visit their website for complete list of classes offered in 2019.

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