The Shape of Trees


Sat, Feb 24, 2024    
11:00 am


Rosendale, NY
Route 213, Rosendale, NY, 12472

Event Type

An educational walk
presented by
The Wallkill Valley Land Trust
Saturday, February 24th (rain/snow date 2/25)
11am – 12:30pm
Sign up for The Shape of Trees at
The Wallkill Valley Land Trust welcomes all to join a walk all about The Shape of Trees with Dr. William Schuster, Saturday February 24th,11am – 12:30pm. The Shape of Trees will be an educational walk on the Rosendale Trestle area of the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Participants will learn about identifying local trees in winter, when their architecture and other identifying features are more evident than after trees leaf out. The walk will especially examine tree shapes and discuss the interplay of factors including genetics, site conditions, and historical events that underlie why trees have the shapes that they do. The Rosendale Trestle provides an excellent opportunity to view tree architecture from within and above the forest canopy.
This walk will be led by Dr. William (Bill) Schuster, a lifelong forest ecologist and author of many research publications on trees and forests. Bill recently moved to New Paltz after a 30-year tenure as Executive Director of Black Rock Forest in Cornwall NY and now serves on the Board of the Wallkill Valley Land Trust.
Meet at the Binnewater Rd. parking lot, in Rosendale. The walk will go along the adjacent Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and over Rosendale Trestle. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing for potentially snowy and/or windy conditions crossing the Trestle.
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Photo Credit: Trestle in Winter by Anne Coleman