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TreeKeepers 301: Botanical Nomenclature
Wednesday, February 24 • 6:30 pm • 8:00 pm
Explore scientific plant names with TreeBaltimore!
The Baltimore TreeKeepers is a city-wide tree stewardship program open to anyone interested in Baltimore’s trees. TreeKeepers promote healthy trees by educating residents and increasing their role in the care of the City’s trees. Through this training, citizens can become tree advocates and share the responsibility to plant and care for trees in their neighborhood and throughout the City.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn the history and basics behind the scientific naming of Baltimore’s most common native trees!
A single plant can have a multitude of common names. For example, ‘serviceberry’ is also known as Juneberry, shadbush, shadblow, saskatoon, sugarplum, chuckley pear, May cherry, or sarvisberry depending on where you live. This can get confusing! Therefore, formal classification of genus and species (ex. Amelanchier canadensis) provides clarity for botanists, horticulturists and amateur plant admirers across the world. We’ll spend some time in the *virtual* classroom learning these binomials. This class will provide helpful skills for TreeKeepers interested in ordering trees for their own plantings, or to any tree lover who wants to learn more about our urban canopy!
This is our first official 300 level course. It is intended as continued education credits for first-generation TreeKeepers who need to re-certify, but all Baltimore residents are encouraged to participate!
Register at the TreeBaltimore website here.