About This Site

Do you ever wonder how to tell the trees apart in your local forests? Would you like to know more about the function and origins of the characteristics that define each tree species?

Celebrate and learn about trees with naturalist Michael Wojtech, and become better connected with the landscape where you live. Michael writes about, conducts workshops on, illustrates, and photographs the identifying characteristics, physiology, and ecology of trees. He strives to share the process of discovery—the keen observation, finding nuance and beauty in infinite layers, the evocation of multiple senses—and inspire the creative expressions and connections that flow from these experiences.


Drawing Trees and Leaves, by Julia Kuo and Michael Wojtech

Upcoming Events:

Saturday, December 2, 10:30 – 1:30 – Pelham, MA – indoor / outdoor workshop – Bark: Get to Know Your Trees – Pelham Free Public Library.

Wednesday, January 10, 10:45-11:45 – Augusta, ME  – presentation  Bark: Get to Know Your Trees – Maine Woodland Owners Annual Meeting.

Saturday, February 10, 9:00-1:00 – Boston, MA  – indoor / outdoor workshop  Bark: A Multi-Sensory Experience of Trees Arnold Arboretum.

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00 PM – South Windsor, CT  – presentation  Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of New England South Windsor Garden Club.

rescheduled for April 20-22 – Rowe, MA – indoor/outdoor weekend retreat – Get to Know Your Trees The Rowe Center.

Saturday, March 10 – Washington, DC  – workshop  Bark: Get to Know Your Trees – Casey Trees.

Sunday, March 11 – 9:00-12:00 –  Amherst, MA  – workshop  Bark: Get to Know Your Trees The Hitchcock Center.