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KELT’s first Stewardship Series workshop explores how to identify trees without their leaves

Community Author: Becky Kolak
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C. Brunault | BDN
C. Brunault | BDN
Learn to identify trees in winter with KELT during the first Spring Stewardship Series event on March 24, at Morse Pond Preserve in Georgetown.

BATH — How do you identify a tree if it has no leaves? The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust invites the public to the first event in the Stewardship Series to learn how to identify trees in winter when there are no leaves, 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, Morse Pond Preserve in Georgetown.

Led by Stewardship Coordinator Cheri Brunault, participants will uncover clues to name the trees of the forest, even if they are not wearing their distinctive foliage. This program is great for budding naturalists or landowners looking to strengthen their knowledge of local tree species, as well as anyone looking for a thoughtful walk in the woods.

Brunault will share how to identify a variety of tree and shrub species that grow in Morse Pond Preserve using twigs, branch structure, and bark. This preserve has been a favorite among KELT preserves since the trail opened in 2015, and offers a diversity of tree and shrub species.

This event is free and open to public. Registration is required by March 23 due to the limited class size. Contact KELT at 207-442-8400, email bkolak@kennebecestuary.org, or online at http://kennebecestuary.org to sign-up. This is a light rain or shine event and the workshop content is targeted for adults and children 10 years old and older.

To reach Morse Pond Preserve from Route 1, take Route 127 south into Georgetown. After 10.4 miles, turn right onto Seguinland Road. The preserve parking lot is 1.4 miles down, on the right. Carpooling and careful parking is encouraged.

The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership-supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary.  It maintains ten preserves for public enjoyment and has protected 3,000+ acres of land since founding in 1989. FMI visit www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.