Forestry committee plans tree workshops

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Dale Weigel of the White River Resource Conservation and Development Council’s forestry committee will lead workshops Feb. 8 and 10 to help people hone their skills in identifying trees in winter.

Both sessions will be at Spring Mill State Park’s nature center, 3333 E. State Road 60, Mitchell.

During the Feb. 8 session, Weigel, a forester, will discuss the ways to easily tell trees apart without their leaves. He will bring twig samples for people to examine the buds and twigs of common trees to compare different species.

On Feb. 10, Weigel will take people on a foray through the woods, identifying trees and showing people the differences in bark, twigs, nuts and other characteristics.

People are encouraged to attend both sessions, but it is not required.

The cost is $5, and preregistration is being sought to ensure there are enough handouts. Refreshments will be provided at both sessions.

To register or for information, contact Teena Ligman at 812-278-0139 or email [email protected].

The council serves Jackson, Lawrence, Orange and Washington counties.

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