The Nuts and Boles of Tree Identification | Fall Four Seasons

The Nuts and Boles of Tree Identification | October 19

Illinois is home to hundreds of native and non-native tree species, but identifying them isn’t always easy. Besides leaves, bark, twigs, buds, flowers, boles, and fruit can also be helpful in identification. Gain confidence in your tree ID abilities by joining Horticulture Educator Sarah Vogel to learn how to recognize tree species based on the size, shape, and appearance of tree parts and their scientific names.


Our Fall Four Seasons Webinar Series will inspire you to take action in your garden.

As fall approaches, trees begin to change color, cold weather sweeps in, and garden prepping for winter begins. Learn the best ways to care for your gardening equipment, identity native and non-native tree species, and recognize root collar disease before it’s too late.

Online registration is required. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate, or for more information, contact Gemini Bhalsod at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting access needs.


Other Webinars in this Series

Garden Tool Maintenance | September 14

Make gardening less of a chore by maintaining your equipment. Sharp, rust-free tools are easier on the body and make whatever task is at hand quicker to finish. Horticulture Educator Richard Hentschel will cover care for hand tools and small engine equipment commonly used in the garden and home landscape.

Tree Root Collar Disorders | November 30

A root collar is an important area of a tree where root tissue shifts to trunk tissue. Impacts to this part of the tree can have a variety of symptoms from yellow foliage and early fall color to dieback in the upper canopy, and even tree death. Horticulture Educator Ryan Pankau will explore how to prevent, identify, and treat common tree root collar disorders.