Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal

  • Saturday, March 19, 2016
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 16500 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD 21782
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What:  Winter Tree Identification along the C&O Canal

Where:  Along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown.  

Physical address: 16500 Shepherdstown Pk, Sharpsburg, MD 21782

When: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: Free but registration required

PVAS Trip Leader: Herb Peddicord

PVAS Hosst: Debbie Maiorano

Qualifies for MN Recert hours

Join WV state forester Herb Peddicord for a winter tree-identification field trip along the C&O Canal across from Shepherdstown.  This is a family-friendly event that will teach you how to identify trees by such factors as their shapes, branching habits, twigs and buds, and bark.

Participants will meet at 10:00 a.m. in the parking lot of Ferry Hill Place, the old brick mansion on the Maryland side of the Potomac River that used to be the C&O Canal Park headquarters.  The entrance is on MD Route 34 just east of the Rumsey Bridge across the Potomac.

The total time of the trip will be nearly two hours.

Those who participate should be sure to dress warmly and wear sturdy footwear.

If the weather is especially inclement on the day of the trip, it will be rescheduled for Sat., March 26. 

Please contact Debbie Maiorano with any questions @ mail to: or call 540-535-5145

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