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Tree Taxonomy & Identification: Dendrology


This group investigation course provides a survey of the taxonomy of woody plants and an introduction to the major forest biomes of the mountain and piedmont regions of North Carolina and southwestern Virginia.  Students learn how to identify trees, shrubs, and woodly vies using summer and winter characteristics.  Class meetings emphasize time spent in the field.


Successful completion of BIO 112/114, ENV 201, or permission of instructor is required.