Summer Tree Identification

Wednesday, June 29 - August 31, 2022

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Riverside Park

Event Description
(For adults) Join the UEC Forester, Caitlin Reinartz, and learn to identify native (and a few non-native) trees in the summer months. Dress for the weather. At the end of this 10-session course you will know most of the trees native to southeast Wisconsin!  Price is for all 10 sessions. Participants should be prepared to stand and walk over varying terrain for most of each two-hour session. 

Week 1: Basics of identifying trees using leaves

Week 2: The Oaks

Week 3: The Maples & Ashes

Week 4: The Elms & Birch Families

Week 5: Walnuts, Hickories, Beech, & Sycamore

Week 6: The Rose Family, The Aspens/Poplars

Week 7: Basswood, Hackberry, Witch Hazel, The Legume Family

Week 8: Common Non-Native Trees

Week 9: Conifers

Week 10: Conifers

For questions about this program, please contact Caitlin at

Registration is required for this series.

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Confirmation/Cancellation Policy:
If you sign up for a program and your plans change, we kindly request that you let us know at least 10 business days in advance so we have the opportunity to offer a program to others. We will provide refunds as follows: 10 business days or more: full refund, 5-9 business days: 50% refund, 0-4 business days: no refund.