Tree Identification

Ever wonder…what is that tree growing in your backyard? Become a dendrologist, a tree expert!  Students will discover the different uses among Wisconsin’s tree species and the importance of tree identification. Students will learn about tree structure: leaves, bark, twigs, buds, and tree shape. They will then use a dichotomous key to explore and identify the many trees at Upham Woods.

Accessibility notes: This outdoor-based class can take place along any of our trails, including paved trails between buildings or along our boardwalk. Please see our trail descriptions on our accessibility page to choose a trail that meets your mobility needs. If individuals need indoor options we can collect branches from trees that can be identified using the dichotomous key.

Tree Identification Lesson Plan