Yellow aspen and green pine trees fill the frame, a mountainside is visible behind the pines.

Mono Basin Tree Identification

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September 3 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

From cottonwoods and willows along creeks to gnarled windswept pines high in the mountains, the Mono Basin and adjacent mountains provide a wonderful gradient to look at trees and tree-like shrubs in their respective plant communities. While the diversity may not be as impressive as the East Coast, there are plenty of trees to learn about and celebrate here in the Eastern Sierra. This one-day seminar will delve into the diversity of trees in the Mono Basin and their identifying traits. We will examine, observe, and even smell the trees to help ingrain the knowledge into our senses.

Details

Date: September 3, 2022

Instructor: Nora Livingston

Price: $130 for members / $145 for the public

Registration: Begins February 17, 2022 at 9:00am PST for Mono Lake Committee members.

Questions? Contact the field seminar team by email or phone at (760) 647-6595.

Activity level: MODERATE

This seminar’s activity level: moderate. We will be walking up to two miles at a leisurely pace, much of which will be over uneven terrain, off trail, and will include stepping up and over obstacles. This type of walking requires good balance, some agility, and stamina. We will be gaining altitude steadily throughout the day.

Yellow aspen and green pine trees fill the frame, a mountainside is visible behind the pines.