Barking up the Right Tree

In case you weren’t aware, May 5 is the day you learn about bark.

Author and naturalist Michael Wojtech visits Polly Hill Arboretum to talk about bark basics and how to identify different kinds of trees by their bark. Let’s face it, come winter you can’t depend on leaves to know the difference between a maple and sycamore.

There will be an indoor presentation and then field work at the arboretum. Mr. Wojtech will also be available to sign copies of his book, Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast.

The event is from 9 a.m. to noon.

The cost is $20 or $10 for PHA members.