Adult Programs

Basic Tree ID (in person)

Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood. 

Content Detail

Learn to identify the common trees you see in local preserves or in your neighborhood. Use characteristics such as leaves, bark, branches, flowers, and fruit to ID a tree. Learn to use keys and field guides. Walk the grounds of the Arboretum with an expert, who will point out key identifiers of common trees. See and understand your natural surroundings in a new way.

Additional Information

  • Held outdoors. Be prepared to walk more than a mile on uneven terrain. Please dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, and wear sun and insect protection.

  • Kelly Burns, education program guide
    Kelly Burns has been teaching at the Arboretum since 2014. Earning a Biology degree in 1995, she has enjoyed a wide variety of jobs: Bat Researcher, Merit Badge Counselor, Animal Keeper, and Teacher. She draws upon her experience and passion to help her audience understand and appreciate the natural world.

  • If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request. Participants must wear face masks. Face masks are required while participating in Arboretum adult learning programs. Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible. For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please see the Know Before You Go page.


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