Date: September 5, 2012

Teacher Name and Titles: Kent Honl

Honl, Kent

When referring to trees, many people interchange the names of pines and spruces. This would be similar to mistaking a cat for a horse. As always, plant and tree identification is essential in herbalism. Kent Honl teaches the use of a key to look at trees in finer levels of detail and how this relates to their structure and classification. Along the way he also shares random bits of lore about the trees he has gleaned from decades of experience as an arborist. Join Kent for this informative and entertaining walk, and you will not mistake a spruce for a pine again.

We’ll meet in the parking lot at the Front Gate of Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden.Be sure to bring quarters for the parking meters in the lot.

Kent Honl is a Board Certified Master Arborist through the International Society of Arboriculture and serves as Chief Training Officer for Rainbow Treecare. He has spent 20 years working on behalf of trees and their health. Kent was raised in northern Minnesota, where he spent countless hours investigating edible and medicinal plants of the region. He enjoys cultivation of American ginseng and other medicinal plants at his wooded property in Wisconsin and at his home in Minneapolis.