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. In the PNW, the rainy winter season is most ideal for planting. It is important that we can tell different plants apart 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 the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA near Community Park.
Please Note: Car break-ins have occurred at several of our restoration sites. Try not to leave anything valuable visible in your vehicle.
Youth Volunteers: If you are under 18 and will NOT be accompanied by supervising adult/parent/guardian you will need to bring the youth waiver release form signed by your parent/guardian to the event.
Green Snoqualmie Partnership Vision: A city with healthy forests that provide high value habitat for wildlife and access for residents and visitors to experience nature, supported by an aware and engaged community that is working together to restore and care for these lands.
Learn More: www.greensnoqualmie.org