Monday, November 1, 2010

You're Barking up the Right Tree

With more than 130 different types of trees in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - more than all of Europe - how can you tell them apart?

The Great Smoky Mountains Association is teaming up with Vesna and Erik Plakanis, owners of A Walk in the Woods, a local nature guide service, for a program to introduce park visitors to some of the trees in the Smokies and what makes them special.

This program begins as an indoor program, but weather permitting you'll venture outside to test what you've learned inside. No leaves on the trees? Not to worry. There are other ways to identify trees.

The Tree Identification Program will be held on Saturday, November 20, at 10 a.m. in the Sugarlands Training Room.

Registration is required along with a small fee of $10 per person to cover the cost of the program leaders. Children under 12 may attend at no charge. Call 865-436-7318 x 222 or 254 to register.


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