Woody Plant Identification (2020)
This three day course is designed to provide the practical skills needed to identify woody plants throughout the year in both leafy and non-leafy (winter twig) conditions. Participants will learn the necessary leaf, twig, bark, flower and fruit features of woody plants needed to identify species regardless of geographic location. The use of both woody plant technical keys (e.g., floras) and resources on the internet will be taught. Herbarium specimens will be used to learn characteristics of woody plants not found in the vicinity of the course. Trips will be made to both wetland and non-wetland sites to practice field identification of woody plant species. Woody plant lists and a USB of fully labeled images illustrating features of woody plants that are used for identification in the field and laboratory will be provided. Course is intended for participants of all levels, including those without any botanical background. 24 contact hours. Instructor: Joseph Thomasson
Tuition cost: $850.00
Your Course Includes
Woody Plant Lists
Your instructor will provide woody plant lists that will assist you in identifying plant species you are most likely to encounter in the region.
All participants receive a thumb drive of fully labeled images illustrating features of woody plants that are used for identification in the field and laboratory.
WTI instructors are available to answer specific questions during and after your course.
Frequently asked Questions
Where is the specific location or venue for the course?
We finalize specific logistics once a course has reached minimum enrollment and is officially “confirmed.” Once confirmed, all registered participants will be notified of specific details so travel and other arrangements can be made as needed.
Does this course have any certificates?
You will receive a certificate of completion with instructional contact hours documented once you have completed all course requirements (i.e. online lectures, field practicum, discussion forum participation).
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Date and Location for Woody Plant Identification:
|2020 Dates||Locations||Register by Location
|March 18 – 20, 2020||Hays, KS||Purchase Course|
What our participants say…
Dr. Joseph Thomasson, is curator of the herbarium at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays State University. He has taught classes in aquatic biology, botany, dendrology, flowering plant taxonomy, and grass taxonomy for 30 years. Each year since 2002 he has served as a senior plant taxonomist consulting to the U. S. Forest Service, the NRCS, and a major mineral resources corporation.
“This course will be very helpful to my job, especially during early spring wetland delineations. Dr. Thomasson is a knowledgeable and passionate instructor.”
“I enjoyed everything. The course contains valuable information and is presented well. The content is beneficial and the instructor is very personable and knowledgeable.”
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