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

  • Very informative

    Robert Lewter

    This course taught me many things that I had no idea about. I'm amazed that a master naturalist like Craig knows the things that even people like me who have...

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    This course taught me many things that I had no idea about. I'm amazed that a master naturalist like Craig knows the things that even people like me who have spent so much time in the woods have let slip last them and brings them to light. This will definitely enrich my outdoor experience. Also, the downloads that come with this course are phenomenal.

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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
    • Herbal/Plant Health Disclaimer
  • 2
    Edible and Medicinal Trees: Various Seasons
    • Persimmon: Diospyros virginiana
    • Eastern Red Cedar: Juniperus virginiana
    • Eastern White Pine: Pinus strobus
    • Black Willow: Salix nigra
    • Tulip Poplar: Liriodendron tulipifera
    • Eastern Redbud: Cercis canadensis
  • 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.