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Summer Tree IdentificationCertificate in Native Plants – Tifton
June 8, 2019, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summer Tree Identification Elective
$50 General Admission, $45 Members
About 200 trees and large shrubs occur in Georgia’s Coastal Plain counties. In this class, students will learn to identify some of the most common of these by their leaves, bark, branching patterns, and tree form. Students will learn to use a hand lens and a simple dichotomous key for woody plants. Class time will be divided between classroom exercises and a field trip outdoors. Students will also be introduced to a plant identification technique known as HIPDAD: Habitat – Illustration – Phenology – Distribution – Abundance – Description. Please note that this class is part of a new program and is located outside of the Athens area.Plant conservation is an applied science that draws upon many fields of knowledge from ecology to horticulture, to ethics and politics. This course surveys threats to biodiversity in Georgia and worldwide, examples of rare plant research, techniques for restoration and reintroduction, and ways individuals and organizations are making a difference in protecting the rare plants of Georgia. Please note that this class is part of a new program and is located outside of the Athens area.