Trees of High Park (2-Part Workshop)

June 22, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Weekly on Thursday until June 23, 2017
High Park Nature Centre
375 Colborne Lodge Dr
Toronto,ON M6R 2Z3

Trees of High Park (2-part Workshop)
Adult Workshop

To register for this workshop, click here.

From towering pines to exotic dawn redwoods, High Park is blessed with a wide variety of tree species both native and non-native. Learn to identify many of these species and discover some of the intriguing stories associated with them. If you’ve got a hankering for hemlocks or a yearning for yews, this workshop is for you. The majority of our time will be spent outdoors as we roam the park seeking trees of all kinds. Your instructor will be Richard Aaron, a popular naturalist and educator who has done many programs for the Nature Centre over the years.

In this workshop, you will:

  • learn to identify dozens of species of trees and tall shrubs
  • practice using several different field guides (provided for use)
  • discover which tree features are the most useful in different seasons
  • learn how to tell similar-looking species apart
  • be introduced to lots of interesting tree lore (native uses, living fossils, and more)

The outdoor component of this workshop will take place entirely on High Park trails that are considered moderate in length and terrain.


Instructor Bio

Richard Aaron is a long-time naturalist, highly regarded for his passion, encyclopedic knowledge and communication skills. His main areas of interest are plants, trees, fungi, slime moulds, dragonflies/damselflies, moths and biomimicry. Over the years, he has done walks, workshops and lectures for over 75 organizations ranging from naturalist clubs to universities, including a stint as a staff naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park. Richard has been conducting adult workshops for the High Park Nature Centre since 2012. His website is at

Cancellation Policies

Requests for refunds made 14 or more days before the start of the program will receive a 90% refund (10% will be retained as an administration fee).  Requests for refunds made less than 14 days before the start of the program will receive no refund.  Requests for cancellations or refunds must be made in writing and submitted to the High Park Nature Centre at

Please note, the High Park Nature Centre may cancel any event if the minimum number of participants is not achieved 14 days prior to the start of the workshop.  We would notify registered participants of cancellation at that time and provide a full refund.