Folks usually identify native trees and shrubs by their leaf-shape, but what about once winter hits and many plants lose their leaves? Don’t fret, the dormant twigs left behind have many clues that can be used to identify what they are. At this free community workshop, we will give you the tools to begin a practice in twig identification. With our work in urban forest restoration, winter is when we are planting most of our trees and shrubs, and it is important that we can identify which is which so we know we are planting the right plant in the right place. We will begin inside with a lecture, then we will head outside for a plant walk, and we will spend the final hour planting with some of the plants we talked about.
What to bring: Come dressed to work outside (rain or shine) with sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle or coffee cup. We will provide tools, instruction, and work gloves.
Where to meet: Meet at Lions Hall, directly across from the upper main field at Forest Park.
Youth volunteers: If you are under 18 and attending the event without a parent or guardian, please come to the event with a Youth Waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The Green Everett Partnership youth release waiver can be found here: https://everettwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3359
The Green Everett Partnership Vision: Healthy forested parklands supported by an aware and engaged community in which individuals, neighborhoods, nonprofits, businesses, and city government are all working together to protect and maintain their valuable public resources.
Learn More: www.greeneverett.org