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Late Season Ethnobotany – Intensive

May 31 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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May 31


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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ONSITE | Friday, May 31, 1 – 5 p.m.

Spend an afternoon learning about woody plants with Ethnobiologist Marc Williams. This in-person intensive class begins with a presentation about major tree and shrub families. Then the class will head outside for a plant walk to learn how to identify a woody plant by fruits, leaves and other characteristics in the spring. Though identification can be more challenging once most of the woody plants are done blooming and leafing out, participants will learn confidence-building tips and techniques. Common and obscure uses for woody plants that may support overall health, well-being and sustenance will also be discussed. Participants should wear appropriate clothing for walking outside.

This class combines classroom lecture and field experience to count as the Spring Native Tree ID core requirement for the BRN Certificate of Merit.

Learn more and Register for open classes: https://www.ncarboretum.org/education-programs/adult-education-classes/