Part I of tree identification workshop series held at EGSC

by | April 13, 2018 12:21 pm

   On Monday, March 19, 2018, the East Georgia State College Tree Advisory Committee held the first part of a series of tree identification workshops on the Swainsboro Campus. Mark McClellan, Champion Tree coordinator for the Georgia Forestry Department and member of the EGSC Tree Advisory Committee ran the workshop, which was well attended by EGSC students, faculty, and members of the Swainsboro community. Students in attendance included members of the BIOL 3460 class, Plant Biology.

   McClellan first introduced the workshop participants to the plant features used to identify trees, which included leaf shape, bud morphology, and leaf arrangement. He then discussed how to use these features, in conjunction with an identification key, to identify tree species. He emphasized the identification of different pine tree species growing in Georgia, and had participants apply what they had learned to different samples that he provided. The participants worked in groups to identify loblolly, long leaf, slash, and Virginia pine samples. The last part…

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