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Tree Identification


HOME (DIY) & GARDENING, NATURE & ANIMALS -
Winter/Spring 2024

Many people rely on leaves to identify a tree, but after the brilliant display of fall colors, "stick season" can make tree identification a daunting task. Join Chittenden County Forester Ethan Tapper for a one-night course in learning to identify Vermont’s most common trees and shrubs by looking at their bark, buds, and other clues. 

This course will use primarily outdoor instruction to teach participants to identify some of the most common trees in Vermont's forests.

This class will meet inside CVU to start and then move outside. Please dress appropriately for the weather, as the class will take place outside CVU and may involve walking over some muddy and uneven ground. This class will meet rain or shine.

Ethan Tapper

Ethan Tapper is a Vermont native, having grown up in the Village of Saxtons River, in the Connecticut River valley. Prior to earning a degree in Forestry from the University of Vermont, Ethan worked as a wilderness guide and horse-logger. Ethan worked as a consulting forester in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine before taking his current job as the Chittenden County Forester for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, which he has held since 2016. When he’s not walking the woods with landowners, you can find him walking the woods of his own land in Bolton, looking for bears and planting acorns.

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  Ethan Tapper


Champlain Valley Union High School : 124
Tuesday, Mar 26
5:00 - 7:00 PM

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