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.
To understand trees requires changing a way of thinking, and who doesn’t want to get to know trees better? They provide us with food, fiber, medicines, and building materials; they also shade us on sunny days, shelter us from wind on blustery days, and add value to our real estate. That change in thinking means realizing "tree" is a way of growing and not a kind of plant; we have no all-inclusive "tree family"
Despite Colorado’s remarkable wildlife richness, only two dozen native plants grow as trees; but ten times that many kinds of trees have been brought here by people. In two half-day class sessions, we will visit some of Fort Collins’ more interesting trees, all of them trees that have stories to tell.
June 12 is an alternate date in case of bad weather
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.