The university of Minnesota Extension service will be hosting a Winter Tree ID class Saturday at Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter. The class will be held in the Linnaeus Arboretum from 9:00 am until noon. Some of the class will be outdoors so come dressed for the weather. There will be an optional trip to 7 Mile Creek to see the state record black cherry and black ash trees.

Here is an opportunity to learn more about the species of trees that are growing in Minnesota. In the summertime trees are typically identified by leaf structure. Winter identification focuses on branching, bark, buds, leaf scars and habitat. The cost of the Winter ID class is just $20 and includes publication handouts. If you would like more information contact your local University of Minnesota Extension office.