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Brush up on your winter plant ID skills with SOLV and the Hoyt Arboretum

Identifying native trees and shrubs during spring and summer is made easier by the presence of leaves, fruits, and flowers. But have you ever tried to identify a plant during the winter? With a few simple tips, you can learn how to identify native trees and shrubs on your next winter walk through the woods. What better place to learn these skills than the 187-acre Hoyt Arboretum “a living museum of trees and plants...”


Date: Sunday, November 21, 2010 from 1 pm to 4 pm

Location: Bill deWeese Classroom at the Hoyt Arboretum

Address: Hoyt Arboretum, 4000 SW Fairview Blvd., Portland

Partners: SOLV, Hoyt Arboretum, Hoyt Arboretum Friends (HAF)

This training will be led by Sage Jensen and John Ekberg. They will share tools and tricks for identifying native plants using different parts of twigs like color, texture, and leaf scars. This training will feature a classroom session to learn the basics. It will be followed by an outdoor walk to practice identifying winter twigs.


This workshop is offered free-of-charge. There are only 25 spaces available. Please register early to confirm your participation. Visit the SOLV – Team Up for Watershed Health webpage to register online or contact Abby Brown at SOLV at 503-844-9571x363 or [email protected].