Events & Workshops

Do you want to know more about the trees in your local woods? The traits most often used to describe tree species—leaves, buds, and twigs—are high and out of sight on most trees or, in the case of leaves, absent for half the year. Join naturalist Michael Wojtech for an exploration of bark, the tree characteristic that is always visible, in every season. In addition to learning about species identification,

you will also begin to discover why such a variety of bark characteristics exist. Why do some species have smooth bark, while on others it is thick and broken? Why do layers of bark peel away in curly strips?

Michael Wojtech presents animated lectures and outdoor workshops on tree identification and ecology throughout the northeast. These programs are suitable for: arboretums, conferences & meetings, garden clubs, museums, nature centers, schools, or any other gathering of people that appreciate trees.  Attend an event listed to the right, or contact Michael about creating a program suitable for your group or organization.

Past venues have included:
Adventure In, Adventure Out
Antioch University New England
Arnold Arboretum
Aton Forest
Bedford Audubon
Berkshire Botanical Garden
Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center
Chatham, Massachusetts
Darien, CT Tree Conservancy
Forest Summit
Garden Club Federation ESS School
Garden Club of the Back Bay
Harris Center
Harvard Forest
Harvard Museum of Natural History
Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Hopkins Forest / Williams College
Mashpee, Massachusetts
Mass Audubon
Medway Public Library
MEES Conference
Montshire Museum of Science
Nashua River Watershed Association
Needham Public Library
NEEEA Conference
New England Society of American Foresters
New England Wild Flower Society
New York Flora Association
Northfield Public Library
Norwood Morrill Memorial Library
NYSOEA Conference
Old Homestead Garden Club
Polly Hill Arboretum
Shady Hill School
Springfield Garden Club
Steep Rock Association
Tin Mountain Conservation Center
Tower Hill Botanical Garden
Yale Peabody Museum