September Ecology Club: Conifers of Mt. Hood

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

In the NW we live in the land of conifers. Join us as we discuss the 13 most common conifers in Mt Hood. How many can you name off the top of your head?

Gradey Proctor, long time Bark volunteer and co-founder of the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies, will lead us through the basics of conifer identification (ie. bark, needles, and cones), and lead an exploration on the ecology, or lessons of place these native trees have to teach us. For example we can gather clues into what type of disturbance may have occurred in times past, what wildflowers or mushrooms may occur at their feet, and even clues about what kind of forest may move in next!

Bring stories of your favorite NW conifers so we can continue to grow our understanding and relationship with these majestic beings!

At the close of the meeting we will leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood and browse the Bark library. Our library is more than a physical space; it is also intangible, represented by volunteers who are knowledgeable and accessible for people interested in learning more about our work, ecology, public lands management and advocacy. Come peruse our newly acquired selection of resources on everything from hiking to climate justice, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

Call us at 503-331-0374 or email

Where: Bark office: 351 NE 18th Ave Portland, OR 97232 (next to the Circuit Climbing Gym).
When: 6:30-8:30pm every second Wednesday.

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