Tree Identification Workshop
Rutger's ecologist from the Center for
Urban Restoration Ecology, Ms. Jean Epiphan, will conduct an informative
workshop on identifying trees and shrubs in specific ways on Saturday, October 1st
(Rain date October 8) from 3:00 to 4:30 PM at the Thielke Arboretum. Cost is $5.00 for
Arboretum members and $8.00 for non-members.
The registration form is online at www.glenrockarboretum.org. Please register in advance so we can best
prepare for your needs.
Tree and shrub features change with the
season. When in bloom, they may be easy
to identify. But, how about when they
are not? Become a tree detective! Learn how to ID woody plants by buds, bark
characteristics, leaf shape and smell.
Learn what each common species is, how to identify it, and what works
best in our northern NJ ecosystems.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the expert!
And expert she is! Ms. Jean Epiphan has a rich and varied
background in her relationship with nature.
She 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, Jean 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 is creating a native shade garden,
including locally native forest trees, shrubs, perennials, and grass-like
plants, while highlighting all the ferns native to Bergen County.
Have a question for Ms. Epiphan? Come to her very informative tree ID workshop
on Sat., 10/1, and/or come volunteer any Saturday. Ms. Epiphan is there teaching other
volunteers, while volunteering herself.