Medicinal bark is harvested in late winter and early spring as the sap rises and before the plant breaks dormancy. Learn to distinguish trees and shrubs by their buds and bark. Trees can be identified year round mainly by bark and growth habits but the pattern of scales on leaf buds appearing in late winter are another excellent tool to help you spot your favorite tree for wildcrafting.
Identification is the skill set that will grant you access to free herbs! Witch hazel, willow, alder and oak, we’ll discuss characteristic identifiers of each species and examine buds up close under a magnifying glass (feel free to bring one to class!).
Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
25 St. Mary’s Court, Brookline
The fee for this class is $20.
This class took place in the past. Interested in a re-run? Let us know!