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Hone Your Skills In Identifying Trees
Updated May 5, 2013 1:11 AM
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(BEDFORD) - Join Forester Dale Weigel,from the White River RC&D Forestry Committee on Thursday, March 14th and Saturday, March 16th to hone your skills in identifying trees in winter.

People are invited to attend one or both sessions of the workshop.

Thursday's session will be from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will be held at the Hoosier National Forest office. Saturday's session will be held on the Hoosier National Forest, at Tincher Pond on US 50, west of Bedford from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Weigel explains that in Thursday's session he will go over ways to easily tell trees apart without their leaves. As a forester with almost 35 years of experience Weigel has learned many tricks to identify trees. He will have samples and people can examine buds and twigs of common trees to compare the different species.

On Saturday participants will meet at the Tincher Pond parking lot. Weigel will take people on a foray through the woods identifying the trees and showing people the differences in bark, twigs, and other characteristics. If people are unable to make the Thursday session, they are still welcome to attend on Saturday.

The workshop is free, however we would appreciate pre-registration so we have enough handouts. Please call the Hoosier National Forest office at 812-275-5987 for more information or to register for the workshop.

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