Fun on Friday
Identifying Trees in Winter
Walk through the forest in winter and try to identify the trees you find. Difficult, isn’t it?
Without a leaf to look at and study, what is one to do?
Winter tree identification requires the use of our powers of observation. It is “rooted” in looking at many parts of a tree, not just the leaves.
Winter tree identification uses the following characteristics:
- Tree silhouette
- Tree bark
- Tree branching pattern
- Dead leaves or fruit still hanging on the tree or located on the ground
Grab your favorite tree guide, and head out for some fun winter hiking.
How many trees can you identify?
Have a great weekend!