UW Botanic Gardens: Barking Up the Right Tree

Looking for a new interest during the gloomy time of year? Come learn about tree bark, the outer most layer of “skin”, which takes on special interest during the wintertime when leaves and flowers are nowhere to be found. Tree bark not only protects woody plants but also functions as a small ecosystem in itself. A short presentation inside will be followed by a walk around the Arboretum to view striking features such as shiny, peeling, mottled and metallic barks and to provide particulars about resources that bark furnishes.

Barbara Selemon, Horticulture Instructor and past UW Botanic Gardens Plant Propagator

Cost: $25; $30 after February 1st

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