Know Your Trees with Author Michael Wojtech

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street, Groton, MA

Do you want to know more about the trees in your local woods? The traits most often used to describe tree species—leaves, buds, and twigs—are high and out of sight on most trees or, in the case of leaves, absent for half the year. Michael will explore bark, the tree characteristic that is always visible, in every season. In addition to learning about species identification, the audience will also begin to discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exists. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why do layers of bark peel away in curly strips? These questions and more will be explored.

Michael is the author of Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast. He is known for his animated lectures on tree identification and ecology in New England. He earned his Master's degree in Conservation Biology from Antioch New England.

This program is free and open to the public, made possible in part by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds' Lecture Fund.  Pre-registration is appreciated for planning purposes. To pre-register, please contact Pam Gilfillan, NRWA Development Associate at (978) 448-0299, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.