1010 Spring 2019 A Walk with a Forester: Learn to Identify Your Local Trees
Friday, 1:00–2:30, May 17
Fairfax County Government Center, 12055 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax
Instructor: Joan Allen
Coordinator: Fred Kaiser
Event limit: 20
Learn to identify trees commonly found in Fairfax County. The leisurely tree walk will be held at the Fairfax County Government Center. Tree identification will be taught as well as life histories of various trees. Plan to meet at the flagpole near the front of the government center building at 1pm. Park in the visitors’ area near the entrance of the government center facility where you will find ample spaces. Students should expect to stand for extended periods of time and walk over some uneven terrain. The walk will occur rain or shine, unless you receive an email from OLLI stating the event is canceled because conditions are unsafe.
Joan Allen is an urban forester for the Fairfax County Urban Forest Management Division. She has worked for Fairfax County for over 10 years, having earned a BS in environmental forest biology from the State University of New York and a master’s of natural resources from Virginia Tech.