This one day course will expand your skills in identifying deciduous woody landscape plants in the winter landscape. In NH, deciduous woody plants have leaves for only 5-6 months a year, therefore winter identification skills are very important in the landscape industry.

In the first part, winter morphology including fruit, twig and bud features and bark types will be covered in the classroom. We will also review ID Keys that can help with identification, both those online and in book form. In the second part, we will be outside reviewing and practicing winter identification of common woody landscape plants.

Participants should bring a hand lens and a penknife or leatherman. There will be some provided.

Prospective NHCLPs planning to take the plant identification portion of the exam in March are encouraged to attend.

The course has been approved for 2 NHCLP recertification credits.

Audience: Those with previous plant ID experience

Date: Will be scheduled for next winter. Please check back.

Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Location: TBD based on location of participants

Instructor: Dana M. Sansom, Retired Associate Professor Horticultural Technology, Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH,

Fee: $75.00, $60.00 for each additional person from the same company.

To Register: Email Abby Zuidema, NHCLP Coordinator,, and mail check to NHLA Certification Committee, c/o Pam Moreau, 13 Rancourt Street, Nashua, NH 03064.