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Bark and Bud Tree ID

March 18, 2023 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Berkshire Botanical Garden

Discover the many plants that lend bark, buds, fruit and structural interest to the garden in fall and winter. Under the expert guidance of Tom Ingersol, students will develop the ability to identify winter trees by twig and bud anatomy, bark features and plant architecture, while practicing their skills with winter tree dichotomous keys. This program will be held primarily indoors, and students will work with collected specimens. Bring a lunch and dress for occasional outdoor fieldwork.

Tom Ingersoll is a Massachusetts Certified Arborist and also certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. He owns and operates Ingersoll Land Care in Sheffield, Mass., and has worked in the landscape industry for the past 28 years. His passion is tree care and he serves both public and private clients in the tri-state region. Additionally, he serves on the boards of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and The Sheffield Tree Project.

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