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Native Tree ID Walk with NC Land Trust

October 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Location: Irwin Park

Ever wondered how to tell a beech tree from a birch tree? Did you know that Connecticut is home to over a half-dozen species of oaks? Then Join NCLT Executive Director and Yale Forestry graduate, Aaron Lefland, for a guided tree identification walk on the Land Trust’s GreenLink Trail. Along the way, Aaron will teach participants how to identify a number of native tree species using each tree’s leaf shape, branching pattern, and bark textures. Aaron will also discuss the basics of forest succession, and point out the various stages of forest development that are observable long the half-mile stretch of trail.

*Participants will meet in the parking lot at Irwin Park*, and be prepared for a one mile walk over flat, but sometimes uneven terrain. This program is limited to 15 participants, and is best suited for adults.

REGISTER FULL  11:30-12:30pm

REGISTER OPEN 1:00  – 2:00 pm

Opened on Earth Day 2018, the GreenLink is New Canaan’s newest walking trail and connects Irwin park to the New Canaan Nature Center by traversing three New Canaan Land Trust properties and easements.

Aaron Lefland is the Executive Director the New Canaan Land Trust, where he works to conserve open space, steward the Land Trust’s properties, and foster a connection between our community and its natural resources. Aaron is a recent graduation from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where his research focused on sustainable and community-based forest management.


October 14, 2018
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Irwin Park
848 Weed St
New Canaan, 06840 United States
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