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Native Trees in Your Yard at Home (Saturday)

  • 04/13/2024
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Leonardtown Library, St. Mary's County
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Co-sponsored by Friends of St. Clements Bay

For adults, although teens 16 years and older may attend.

Location: Leonardtown Library, 23630 Hayden Farm Ln, Leonardtown, MD 20650

Leader: Karyn Molines

For adults and older teens.

Learn more about the native trees of Maryland and offers strategies for selecting and placing a tree in your yard at home.

Maryland's native trees come in an amazing array of sizes and shapes. They can provide beauty and boost the environmental health of your home landscape, no matter how large or small the space. Learn more about their many benefits, from supporting nesting birds and beneficial insects to improving air and water quality. The talk will conclude with a walk around the Library's "Front Yard" for an up-close look at the native trees that are the focal points of our native plant garden.

We'll learn the basics of plant identification using keys and field guides, then explore the library grounds and gardens to use our knowledge. This program is designed for those with little or no experience and will focus on leaves, twigs, and buds.

The workshop will be an indoor and outdoor class. We will not walk very far outside, but dress for the weather and for standing around outside.

Ms. Molines has focused her career on being a naturalist and educator, overseeing environmental education programs, field trips and workshops for the public, families, adults, school children, and teachers. She is a founding member of the Maryland Native Plant Society, and assists with their annual fall conference, web site management, and membership chair.

Optional: Bring a hand lens, pocket knife, binoculars and your favorite tree guide.

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