Conifer Tree Identification - Webinar and Resources

Conifers are an important and visually distinct component of the northeastern landscape.  They are important because of those qualities that allow them to be utilized for lumber, pulp, biofuels, fence posts, etc.  They are also important because of the diversity they bring to the woods for wildlife, aesthetics, and watershed protection.  Learning to identify conifers is fun, and relatively easy given the few common species we will find in a local woodlot.

The webinar on conifer ecology and identification provided an overview of strategies to learn to identify conifers, coverage of the ecological characteristics of several species, and 'best recognizable features' for 10 common conifers in the Northeast.  

The noon archive is here.
The evening archive is here.

If you watched the webinar, the exit survey is here.  Please take a few minutes to share your comments and experiences.

Resources

Silvics manual (the ecology of each species)

Woody seed manual (how to germinate seeds of woody plants)

Know Your Trees (identification to common trees in NY)

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