Join DuPont Forest Manager Michael Sweat on the front porch of the DuPont ForestAleen Steinberg Visitor Center next to the High Falls parking lot. Michael will lead a slow-paced, easy walk to see evergreen and deciduous trees. He will explain that identification of evergreen trees is based mostly on number, location, and shape of needles and cones. Identification of deciduous trees during the winter is based on the color, shape and texture of bark; the pattern of branches; location of buds; and in some cases, leaves or fruit that remain on the tree during the winter. In the absence of leaves, the overall shape of a tree is easy to view and can be informative.
Learn to recognize trees now so you can enjoy the experience even more when they're dressed in their finest.
This hike is limited to 15 members of Friends of DuPont. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes.
Questions? Please call 828.713.2368.