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Trees are essential to life on Earth. Not only do they absorb pollutants and carbon dioxide, they also improve water (arrow 2), soil, and ecological conditions, while producing the oxygen we need to survive.  Trees are also valuable resources for survival, such as for shelther building (arrow 1), fire making (arrow 3), and producing fruit (arrow 4). Trees are nature's gift to us.

In this class, you will learn the basics of tree identification; their structure, bark, twigs, and buds.  You'll be guided through the woods and learn about their parts, uses and functions. The most common native species in the area will be reviewed and discussed. Identification of a tree can be hard if you only look at the leaf, but this class will also cover leaves, along with tips that tree identification books may miss. Walk through the forest with us and be introduced to the basics of this amazing resource.  

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Our Classes are designed for adults. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Call or email for registration by alternate payment methods (credit card, cash or money order accepted).

Cancellation Policy: Cancelations required before 24 hours of scheduled class time to qualify for refund or class credit.  Qualifying refunds must be requested within 24 hours of cancellation request.  Class credit avaialble for one year and can be applied to any equivelent priced class that student qualifies for.

Late Registration Policy: Online class registation closes 24 hours before schedule class start.  Contact us to request special consideration if you miss this registration window.

For class preparation:

After you sign up for the course, you will receive an email to confirm your registration within a week leading up to the scheduled date, with more details pertaining to that specific day (as there may be changes due to weather, logistics or other field conditions).

However, note the following general information for meetup and the items to bring, to help you plan for class:

Meeting Place and Time:

Will be determined per class.

Most classes are held at our location in the hudson valley

What to Bring:

Lunch / snacks
Dress in layers / dress appropriately for the weather
Knife (for those who need one, we have high quality standard ones for purchase onsite)
Insect repellent (mosquitoes, ticks, flies, gnats)


Private Group: $85 Couples/Family: $125 Other: $270
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