Tree Detective - NEW!

Closeup of green leaves and seed pods on a tree

Join DNR educator Craig Kasmer from Hartwick Pines State Park to learn the basics of tree identification. There are over 14 billion trees in Michigan! We are fortunate to have many different species of trees in a variety of habitats. This 30-minute presentation will meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Observe leaves, bark, seeds, and other characteristics of trees to build identification skills.
  • Understand the factors that allow a diversity of tree species to occur in Michigan, including soil types, growing seasons, and availability of water.
  • Compare growing conditions/limiting factors around the state to understand why different tree species are found in each region.

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