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TREE CAMP CLASS WEBPAGE
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TREES OF THE HAW RIVER VALLEY - Part Two
FALL TREE CAMP 2019

Naturalist Riverdave Owen and Herbalist Suki Roth
Lower Haw River State Natural Area  
Bynum, North Carolina      
 

 

October 10,17,24,31 & November 7, 2019

10Am - Noon and 2PM - 4PM



8/10/2019 PRECAMP ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

* Our agenda is as follows: 

October 10 (exact location of class meetings will be posted here in September)
October 17
October 24
October 31
November 7

* 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.  
 

* 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 November 14 and the following Thursdays in November & December if they are needed. If there is only light rain in the forecast, Tree Camp will proceed with umbrellas! 


* Before our first class, please review these two links on leaf arrangement. They are about the only technical concepts you will need to learn for this Fall’s tree camp.  Note that hickories and ashes constitute the vast majority of our trees with compound leaves while most other species of trees have a simple leaf arrangement.  Also, the acronym “mad horse” representing maples, ashes, dogwoods and horse chestnuts is a good way to remember many of our species with an opposite leaf arrangement while most of the rest are alternate.     simple vs. compound    alternate vs. opposite        


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

* Brochure and map of the Lower Haw River State Natural Area: Lower Haw River Sate Natural Area