Trees and Shrubs of the North Country [F-23-47]

Presenter:Glenn Johnson
Location: SUNY: Stowell 103
Additional Locations:To Be Arranged
Classes: 3 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 3:00 PM 09/13, Sat 10:00 AM 09/16, Wed 3:00 PM 09/20

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This course, through lectures and field visits, will investigate the diversity of woody plants found in the North Country; including natives, planted exotics & invasive species. We will discuss their ecology, evolutionary relationships, identification, uses and conservation.

Glenn Johnson is professor and Dept. Chair at SUNY Potsdam, where he teaches conservation biology, ecology, dendrology, biology of woody plants, & vertebrate biology courses. His main interest is Conservation Biology, especially endangered vertebrates, and most particularly, amphibians & reptiles. He co-authored a recent field guide to amphibians & reptiles of NY. He has taught a Dendrology (tree) course numerous times, including four times for SOAR.

Special Instructions:

Bring a field notebook. Recommends: "Rite in the Rain" Field Spiral Notebook - #353. Glenn will bring a multitude of field guides & other tree books. Students can examine and decide if they want to buy online.

A useful web link is

Rain date will be September 17, which will be confirmed on the SOAR website.

Cap: 29

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