Tree ID Trip


VDOF Forester Patti Nylander

On Sunday, November 13, Virginia Department of Forestry Senior Area Forester Patti Nylander hosted a tree identification trip for 13 members of this year’s Headwaters Master Naturalist basic training class. Trainees were joined by two current HMNs as Patti led a walk around the grounds of the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville, VA.

While the field trip was intended as a “winter tree identification” outing, many of the beautiful trees at Woodrow Wilson still had their leaves, which made identification a little less challenging! Trainees had an opportunity to practice using keys from the Common Native Trees of Virginia text in determining the identity of trees like Scarlett and Black Oak and Virginia Pines.

– Peggy Plass, Cohort IV


Photos by Peggy Plass