Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and wondered about the names for all those trees? Brandon Park is home to some fantastic examples of native Pennsylvania trees, as well as some unusual and interesting exotic trees.
Join Richard Hill of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources as he teaches basic strategies for identifying trees at 6 p.m. Monday, August 21, at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St.
Registered participants will meet at the Welch Wing entrance to the library and walk to Brandon Park together. Hill has some tree species to show us along the way. All registered participants will receive a copy of the small booklet, Common Trees of Pennsylvania, and the pamphlet, Summer Key for Pennsylvania Trees.
Hill taught biology and general science for 22 years in the Williamsport Area School District and earned his master’s degree in forest resources from Penn State in 2011. He is the first Environmental Education Specialist in the DCNR Bureau of Forestry.
This program supports the PA Forward state initiative by providing social and civic literacy opportunities for learning and highlighting the transformative nature of public libraries within a community.
The program will be presented in the Lowry Room on the third floor of the Welch Children’s Wing. Registration is suggested, but not required. Visit calendar.jvbrown.edu to register or call 570-326-0536.
The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.