Winter Tree Harvest Course

Learn how to harvest and prepare edible and medicinal components from 5 common trees of the Eastern Woodlands in a wintertime environment. Course length: 59 minutes

Watch Intro Video

A Video Message about the course

from Certified Master Naturalist Craig Caudill

BONUS DOWNLOADS

Includes detailed downloadable and printable recipes and instructions.

Student Reviews

  • Medicinal trees, Winter Season

    Hedwig Devine

    Craig does a good job making sure you can positively identify the trees and how to use their parts.

    Craig does a good job making sure you can positively identify the trees and how to use their parts.

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  • Fantastic Learning

    eric comley

    Great job. Details were great and the hands-on demonstrations were well done. I appreciate the camera work and the personality. All of the information is imp...

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    Great job. Details were great and the hands-on demonstrations were well done. I appreciate the camera work and the personality. All of the information is important and the constant emphasis on the importance of checking with medical professionals before committing to using a nature-based remedy or food source.

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  • Excellent

    Edward Maher

    Very informative as well as a review of some of the material.

    Very informative as well as a review of some of the material.

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  • Great

    Steve Blanton

    Great

What you'll learn?

Join Master Naturalist Craig Caudill on a winter hike through the Eastern Woodlands of Kentucky, USA and discover 5 common trees that can be used for food and/or medicine.

  • Learn how to identify 5 common trees using features available in a wintertime environment.

  • Learn how to sustainably harvest edible/medicinal components.

  • Learn how to make several medicinal concoctions and/or tasty dishes including cough syrup, bread, infused oils, and teas.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
    • A message from your instructor, Craig Caudill
  • 2
    Winter Trees: Medicinal/Edible Harvest & Use
    • Persimmon: Diospyros virginiana
    • Eastern Red Cedar: Juniperus virginiana
    • Eastern White Pine: Pinus strobus
    • Black Willow: Salix nigra
    • Tulip Poplar: Liriodendron tulipifera
  • 3
    Final Thoughts
    • Concluding Thoughts & Next Steps

Meet Your Instructor

  • Craig Caudill

    Certified Master Naturalist

    Craig Caudill

    Craig Caudill is an accomplished woodsman, author, podcaster and educator on topics in, and related to, the great outdoors. He has served as a backcountry skills instructor for the Department of Defense, first responders on the federal, state and local level as well as thousands every-day folks like you and me. He is a certified Master Naturalist and brings a lifetime of outdoors experience and practical wisdom to his courses here at Outdoor Core. Craig is the Director/Lead Instructor of Nature Reliance School, headquartered in Central Kentucky. You can reach Craig at www.naturereliance.org.