Tree ID/Forest Ecology Hike

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Date: MondayJul 01, 2024
Rating: Moderate
Leader: Juli Thurston
Contact:    903-440-2250
Directions to Trailhead or Meeting Location:

We will meet at the Bull River Cafe, 1018 MT Hwy 200, Noxon, MT then carpool to the trailhead.

Hike Description:

Step into the enchanting world of forest ecology on our guided group hike up Pillick Ridge Trail, where you’ll discover the secrets of the trees that tower above us. Led by Jon Colby, Silviculture Forester, KNF Cabinet Ranger District, this immersive experience offers a unique opportunity to delve into the diverse ecosystems of our local forests.

As we venture along forest trails, you’ll learn how to identify a variety of tree species by their distinctive features. Gain insight into the interconnectedness of forest communities and the vital roles that trees play in supporting biodiversity and ecosystem health.

As we pause to admire towering old-growth specimens and delicate saplings alike, you’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for the beauty and complexity of our forests. Whether you’re a seasoned naturalist or a curious newcomer, our tree identification and forest ecology hike promises to deepen your connection to the natural world and inspire a sense of wonder for the forests that surround us.

Event will run from 10am-2pm MST (9-1pm PST)

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