The Language of Bark
A Local Winter Bark ID Workshop
Love to be out in nature, among the trees, no
matter the season?
Yes, the leaves are gone, but trees in winter
have their very own unique language. They tell us their ID through
their bark in very specific ways. Join us at the Thielke/Glen Rock
Arboretum, 460 Doremus Ave., Glen Rock, on February 18, (Raindate: February
19), from 12:30 to 2:00 PM, for an informative, interactive workshop on Bark
Cost is $10 members, $12 non-members.
This workshop is for adults and teens, but
children are always welcome, accompanied by an adult.
Register For this Class online HERE.
Join our expert, Ms. Jean Epiphan, and
learn to unravel the mysteries of the bark patterns, texture, feel, color, and
even sometimes the smell to ID the trees. She has a rich and varied
background in her relationship with nature. Jeannie has held
positions as a perennial gardener, forest ranger, arborist, landscape
designer, field biologist, and is currently a Rutger's staff ecologist in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and
Natural Resources. In addition, Jeannie still finds
time to volunteer her time and expertise to various local non-profit
groups in Ridgewood and Glen Rock. She is currently the volunteer Land
Manager for the Thielke Arboretum, where she uses her skills to carefully
maintain, protect, and enhance the ecology of the arboretum.
Have a question for Ms. Epiphan? Come to
Winter Bark ID Workshop on Saturday, February 18th,
and/or come volunteer any Saturday. Ms. Epiphan
is onsite teaching other volunteers, while volunteering
To learn more about us, check out our
other activities at www.glenrockarboretum.org or visit us on Facebook.
Membership and donation forms are
always available on the website.
The Thielke/Glen Rock Arboretum is run
strictly by the volunteer members of The Friends of the Glen Rock Arboretum,
Inc, and is a non-profit 501c3 organization.