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Spring tree identification walking tour offered May 9

Posted 4/23/2019

Rod Haulenbeek points out parts of a tree to a group

Looking for key identifiers is important no matter if some trees have spring blossoms or have already leafed out. Photo by Jenn Fisher, Cooperative Extension.

Cooperative Extension series teaches sustainable horticulture to local professionals

To help arborists, landscapers and others hone their tree identification skills, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a Tree Identification Walk. This walk is tailored to teach about identification for specific seasons and will touch on the basics for identification of spring trees.

The walk is taking place on May 9 and is part of the Green Industry Continuing Education Series. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Certified Arborist Rod Haulenbeek will explain the fundamentals of tree identification at Dick Taylor Memorial Park, 1140 Beech St. in Reno. Attendees are encouraged to bring a clipboard, pen or pencil, walking shoes and bottles of water.

“Trees look different in every season, so Rod will help participants identify trees by a variety of physical characteristics,” said Cooperative Extension Commercial Horticulture Program Coordinator Jenn Fisher, who helped coordinate the class. “Being able to correctly identify trees on the job is important, because different species have different maintenance requirements.”

The cost for the workshop is $5 and covers International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as well as materials and refreshments. Register online at the workshop website.

For more information on classes, contact Fisher at or 775-336-0249. Persons in need of special accommodations or assistance should call at least three days prior to the class they plan to attend.

The Green Industry Continuing Education Series provides current, research-based information to green-industry professionals each month. For a complete list of classes offered in 2019, visit the series website.

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