THE BORDER LIFE


 
 
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TREES OF THE HAW RIVER VALLEY
SPRING TREE CAMP 2019
                        
Naturalist Riverdave Owen and Herbalist Suki Roth
Saxapahaw Island Park & nearby trails and properties
Saxapahaw, NC  

 

April 30 & May 7,14,21,28 2019

10Am - Noon and 2PM - 4PM


photo: the great cottonwood tree at Herbhaven




*4/6/2019 - I found this 16 minute program about trees on NPR yesterday to be very helpful: How the Sap Runs 

 
 

*4/4/2019 PRECLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS

* If you have a scheduling conflict and want to switch from the morning session to the afternoon session or vice versa, you may do so. Just please email me with a heads up if that is your decision.  


* Our agenda is as follows: 
April 30 we walk the forested island of Saxapahaw Island Park: GOOGLE MAP 
May 7 - from Saxapahaw town center on the north bank we walk eastward along the river 
May 14 - from behind the Saxapahaw Methodist Church we walk the south bank of the river eastward 
May 21 - we walk the Howard property along Cane Creek, a tributary that feeds the Haw River from the north
May 28 - we walk Suki's Herbhaven property along Cane Creek, a tributary that feeds the Haw River from the south. We will also tour the Herbhaven garden and apothecary and learn how raw herbs are processed

* In the event I have to cancel a day of Tree Camp because of a forecast of heavy rain and wind, I will post my decision on this web page and send you an email by 7:30 AM for the morning session and by 12:30 PM for the afternoon session.  If the forecast is for an obvious washout, I will post the cancellation notice the night before class. The make up day will automatically shift to June 4 and the following Tuesdays in June if they are needed. If there is only light rain in the forecast, Tree Camp will proceed with umbrellas! 

 
Piedmont Tree List - Although not required, I encourage you to copy, paste and print this list out to have with you while we are out exploring during class.

* Recommended but not required for this course: 
pocket field guide: TREES OF THE CAROLINAS by Stan Tekliela
shelf ID reference covering the entire United States: SIBLEY GUIDE TO TREES by David Sibley
Peterson Field Guide: MEDICINAL PLANTS AND HERBS, EASTERN/CENTRAL by Foster & Duke