OSHR 1807 - Tree or Schrub: Does it Matter? Colorado's Trees and Treelands

  • Noncredit
  • Loveland

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Recognizing a tree when you see it is one pleasure while identifying the kind of tree is another, but being knowledgeable about the tree is an altogether different exhilaration.

Barely two dozen plants native to Colorado qualify as trees although the exact number varies by perception: one person's tree is another person's shrub. The same can be said of tree communities: a forest to one can be a woodland to another. Distinguishing tree species and treeland communities should matter to wildlife enthusiasts, because such distinctions matter to the wildlife.

This course will explore the treedom of Colorado, making these magnificent organisms accessible to nature lovers who are neither foresters nor botanists.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.