Courtney Blevins, Fort Worth Regional Forester with Texas A&M Forest Service, will present a program on how to identify trees in wintertime on Monday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m. The meetings will be held at the Citizen’s Center, 209 SW Barnard St. in Glen Rose.

Blevins will be discussing various methods and techniques which help to identify trees such as their shape and size, characteristics of the bark and the way the twigs and limbs are structured.

Courtney Blevins received his BS in Forestry from Stephen F. Austin in 1983. After working with the U.S. Forest Service in Texas and Wyoming, he has worked for the Texas Forest Service throughout Texas for the last 35 years.

In addition to the presentation Monday night, Blevins will be leading a walking tour of two to three sites so that everyone can learn and utilize what was discussed the night before. The walking tour will take place on two to three sites in Somervell County. Detailed information and directions will be handed out at the Monday meeting.

“Winter Tree Identification” is hosted by The Prairie Rose Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas. It is a non-profit organization comprised of members interested in the native flora of Texas. Members are from six counties: Hood, Somervell, Erath, Bosque, Johnson and Hamilton. The mission of the Native Plant Society is to promote conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach and example.