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Identifying Native Trees • Miami County

Thursday, Jun 12th, 2014 @ 10am-noon
Wallace Park • 10 Wallace Park Drive • Paola, KS • Map

Kansas State Forester Kim Bomberger will conduct a two hour stroll through Wallace Park which contains many magnificent, mature specimen trees that are native to our area. Afterwards, KNPS members are welcome to join us for a brown bag lunch and tree-planting workshop at the Extension Office.

Directions: Drive to Paola via 169/K-7 and take the 1st Paola exit, Baptiste drive, and turn right (west). Baptiste dead-ends at Silver Street. There’s a traffic light and you’ll turn left on Silver. You’ll drive through lovely downtown Paola, past our town square & courthouse, then past the Dairy Queen. The KCP&L Building is on the northwest side of the Silver and Osage Street intersection. Turn left on Osage. Two long blocks and you’ll be at a stop sign and the entrance to the Fairgrounds/Wallace Park. Follow Wallace Park Drive up a hill, down past the swimming pool to a stop sign at the bottom of the hill. Go straight and dead-end at a large asphalt parking lot—you’ll see picnic tables and the path entrance on the east side and a large stone wall on the north side of the parking lot. Look for my red Kia waiting to welcome you. Lenora.

Contact: Lenora Larson 913-284-3360

Sponsor: MICO EMG


16 people attended the event.

Sixteen umbrella-toting stalwarts participated in the June 12th tree ID workshop and walk led by KS State Forester, Kim Bomberger. Kim had hiked the Wallace Park path the previous day and collected many branches from various native trees which she used to illustrate the diagnostic patterns for tree identification. We then dodged puddles and applied this knowledge during the one hour hike along the rain-swollen Bull Creek.

Identifying Native Trees
Identifying Native Trees

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