Tree and shrub identification workshop with Steve Roberge

Learn how to identify trees and shrubs at Distant Hill. Photo provided

WALPOLE, N.H. – Have you wanted to learn how to identify more of the trees and shrubs you encounter daily on your walks and hikes? Then this workshop is for you!

Join Steve Roberge, Cheshire County Extension forester, for a Tree and Shrub Identification Workshop at Distant Hill Gardens and Nature Trail in Walpole and Alstead, N.H., Sunday, Aug. 25, from 1-4 p.m.

This three-hour workshop will take place in the forest, fields, and wetlands of Distant Hill. You will learn how to identify numerous native species of shrubs and trees along with a few invasive plant species. We will be using the plants leaves and other identification clues such as bark, shape, branching patterns, smell, taste, habitat, cones, and fruits. You will also see firsthand how plant identification is being used as a management tool to enhance the plant biodiversity of a pollinator meadow at Distant Hill Nature Trail.

This workshop will be held outdoors. Please come prepared to hike on some slightly rough terrain. There is a suggested donation. All donations go toward making the trails at Distant Hill more accessible.

Register on Eventbrite at or call Michael at 603-756-4179. For directions, go to

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