Know a Tree by its Bark, With New Book by AUNE Alumnus

Bark: A Field Guide to Trees of the Northeast, by Michael Wojtech (MS ’96), an Antioch University New England (AUNE) alumnus, has been published by University Press New England.

The book is a guide to the sixty-seven native and naturalized tree species in the region, and shows how to identify them by their bark alone. It is based on the thesis Wojtech wrote for AUNE’s Conservation Biology program, Field Guide to Bark Characteristics of New England Trees. Tom Wessels, core faculty member in the Department of Environmental Studies and Wojtech’s thesis advisor, wrote the foreword to Bark.

The 280-page, color-illustrated book was published by University Press New England.

Wojtech, who lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts, edited Volume 11 of Whole Terrain (Gratitude and Greed, 2002-2003) while at AUNE. He now researches, writes and teaches about trees and other aspects of natural history. He will give several workshops this year:

Saturday June 25, 9 a.m. Bark Ecology and ID: Get to Know Your Trees—Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
Saturday, November 19, 9:30 a.m. Bark: Get to Know Your Trees—Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Saturday, December 3. Harris Center for Conservation Education, Hancock, New Hampshire.

Find out more about Michael Wojtech here.
For more information about Bark, call 800-421-1561, email [email protected] or visit the website for University Press New England.

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