Workshop participants now barking up the right tree

 Forester Wendy Weisiger explains how opposite or alternate twig configuration are clues about a tree’s identity

Forester Wendy Weisiger explains how opposite or alternate twig configuration are clues about a tree’s identity

A handful of Dunbarton residents are now much more knowledgeable about the basics of tree identification when trees have shed their iconic leaves.

Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests Managing Forester Wendy Weisiger presented an excellent workshop on Saturday outlining strategies on how to differentiate deciduous trees by their shape, bark, location, twig configuration and buds.

The Bela Brook Conservation Area where the workshop was held is home to a number of common species including red and sugar maple; white, black and gray birch; red and white oak; beech and aspen; as well as white and red pine and hemlock.

A big thanks to Wendy for her preparation, sharing her knowledge — and the excellent handouts!