University of Maryland Extension

Tree ID for CBLPs

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
Sandy Spring, MD
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Dr. Sara Tangren

A training program for CBLPs new to woody plants! 

The morning is spent in the classroom working on tree ID skills. We’ll go outdoors in the afternoon, honing our ID skills in lovely Sandy Spring.

We’ll use a combination of lecture, individual study, and team activities to build our powers of observation and comparison, on fresh samples of tree twigs and leaves. This is a beginners’ class, designed to help people who’ve either never studied woody plant ID, or who have studied it and it “didn’t stick,” or those who would like a refresher.  Accordingly, we’ll limit our focus to a dozen species, but the reference book, combined with skills you acquire in class will allow you to identify the majority of Maryland’s trees.

Registration includes a copy of the reference booklet:

Watts, M. T. (1963, 1991, Rev 1998). Tree Finder: A Manual for the Identification of Trees by their Leaves.  Nature Study Guild Publishers, Rochester, NY. (ISBN 978-0912550015)


Dr. Sara Tangren (University of Maryland Extension) is a specialist in sustainable landscaping and native plants. Sara worked for many years as a certified forest stand delineator, and has surveyed and developed conservation plans for hundreds of acres of Maryland forest. She sits on the advisory board of the University of Maryland Arboretum & Botanical Garden.


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