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Guided Trail Walk

Baker Exhibit Center

Hit the trails and learn more about The North Carolina Arboretum’s botanically diverse forest with a guided trail walk! April through October, this free hiking program is led by trained volunteer guides who take small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season and each guide’s …

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Summer Native Flora ID – Field Version

FIELD | Five Sessions: Wednesdays, June 19 – July 24 (Note: No Class July 3), 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.+ (Hikes may go longer.) In this entirely field-based class led by Naturalist Scott Dean, you will learn to identify native mountain flora on the trail by training your eyes and using a non-technical dichotomous keying …

Summer Native Tree ID – Online

ONLINE | Wednesday, June 19, 1 – 3 p.m. Western North Carolina’s lush mountain forests are home to dozens of species of trees and woody shrubs. In this online class, participants will learn how to identify many of the region’s tree species based on habitats, individual characteristics, including leaves, and uses both by humans and …

Meet a Remarkable Tree: Hope for the American Chestnut

FIELD | Thursday, June 20, 1 – 4 p.m. A hundred years ago the American Chestnut was the dominant tree on many low- to mid-elevation slopes and ridges in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. During the first half of the twentieth century, Chestnut Blight, caused by an introduced fungus, killed virtually every mature Chestnut tree in …