Created By: Lexus Falcone
This tour will be completed through my hometown of Westerly, Rhode Island. This area is mostly made up of a biome of temperate decidious forests with a slight mix of coniferous species as well. This particular area has a high average rainfall and temperatures vary seasonally from lows of -6.6 degrees celsius to highs of about 27 degrees celsius Most of our forests have started from modes of dispersal- such as animals or nature transporting seeds. And it is likely, because we are so close to the coast, that these areas face storms, such as hurricanes, tropical storms and blizzards which may severly impact these species.
If interested in completing your own dendrology tour, it is recommended you have a few items.
A notebook and something to jot down notes, such as clear identifying characteristics.
In addition to a field guide of trees that are found in the area or country you live in.
I also highly recommend having a pair of sturdy shoes, especially if you are walking in a woodsy area. In addition to long pants, and a long sleeve shirt. If applicable please wear hunter saftey orange.