Dr. Charles Barden has worked as a Research and Extension Forester since 1989, and began his current position as Professor and State Extension Forester at Kansas State University in 1998. He has taught Dendrology (Tree ID) in classrooms and field settings in several states. He enjoys conducting practical, applied research using trees to solve environmental problems, (ie bioenergy, riparian buffers, phytoremediation, windbreaks). He is recognized as a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters. He earned his Ph.D. from Penn State, and his Master’s degree from Virginia Tech, both in Forestry. A native of Rhode Island, he earned his B.S. degree in Natural Resource Management from the University of Rhode Island.
Saturday, January 8, 2022, 10:10 - 12:00 p.m.
This class will teach you the basics of tree ID, and how to use a binomial key to work through the identification process. Participants will learn how to discern key characteristics such as branching pattern, bark, twigs, leaf margins, and leaf shapes to determine what kind of tree they have. Resources such as recommended books and websites will be presented. The native ranges and habitats in Kansas for some of the most common species will also be explained.