Winter Tree Identification in the Arnold Arboretum

Saturday, December 11, 2010.

On Saturday, the Youth Leadership Team joined the Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation’s Branching Out youth for a Winter Tree Identification walk in the Arnold Arboretum. The Leadership Team learned how to use a dichotomous key to identify leafless winter trees based on characteristics such as bark and leaf scars.

The bark of Acer griseum, or Paperbark Maple
Photos by Jess Benjamin

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