Woody Plant Identification: Shade Trees

Woody Plant ID (PSU - N Knauss)
Nancy Knauss, Penn State University

Shade trees are a long-lived investment. They provide a calm and peaceful environment while increasing the property value of your home. Shade trees attract birds and other wildlife, lower energy costs, improve water quality by reducing runoff and erosion. Join us and learn to identify and use thirty five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

  • When

  • Wed., July 12, 2017
    Wed., July 19, 2017
    (9:30 AM - 1:00 PM)

  • Where

  • Wilkes University Henry Student Center
    84 West South St.
    Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766

To Be Covered 

This six-hour course is designed to teach the identification and usage of thirty five deciduous shade trees that are hardy in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For each plant we will discuss physical morphology, site requirements, landscape value, as well as any common insect pests or disease.

All participants will receive a full-color identification manual on shade trees.

Credit Information

  • ISA recertification credits will be offered
  • PCH credits are pending approval



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