Winter Tree ID Walk • Shawnee County
Saturday, Feb 22nd, 2014 @ 1pm-3pm
Dornwood Park • Topeka, KS • Map
Learn to identify trees with only buds, twigs, and bark as clues. We will walk the many trails through the Oak-Hickory woods of Dornwood Park. Learn to identify multiple oak, hickory and other trees & shrubs. Dornwood Park is located off of SE 25th & California in Topeka. Take the California exit off of I-70 and go south to SE 25th. Take a left onto 25th and follow it until it dead ends at the parking lot of Dornwood Park. Contact Jeff if you plan to attend.
Contact: Jeff Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org 785.806.6917
Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society
30 people attended the event.
The walk was quite popular with over 30 attending, half a dozen of them being children. It was a sunny day with temps in the low 50s making for an enjoyable walk. Some of the trees we identified: bur, chinkapin, and red oak; shagbark, bitternut, and kingnut hickory; cottonwood, sycamore, Kentucky coffee tree, green ash, Siberian and American elm; red & white mulberry; Osage orange, catalpa, black walnut, boxelder, honey locust, hackberry. Understory trees/shrubs included redbud, buckeye, paw paw, chokecherry, bladdernut, Missouri gooseberry. Invasive species seen: Amur honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle, winter creeper.
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