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Learn how to identify key trees during WINTER in the Eastern Woodlands AND many ways to use them for survival & bushcraft. [Price includes all future trees that will be added.] Course length: 1.4 hours

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WINTER TREE ID

Learn how to identify & use the following trees in winter (with no leaves present). Your Instructor, Craig Caudill, will be adding more ID videos to this course. Those are INCLUDED in the cost of the course and you'll be notified when new content is added.

  • Red Cedar

  • Tulip Poplar

  • American Beech

  • Oaks (various)

  • Black Walnut

Student Reviews

  • Awesome!

    Steve Blanton

    Very informative ! Easy to understand and follow !

    Very informative ! Easy to understand and follow !

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  • Great Course!

    Samuel Buhlig

    Mr. Caudill is a great instructor. His experience and wealth of knowledge come together with his great approach to the subject matter. This is money well sp...

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    Mr. Caudill is a great instructor. His experience and wealth of knowledge come together with his great approach to the subject matter. This is money well spent. Also, I would also add that this is a great way to learn for me. Instead of taking a book and learning about a tree without knowing how to apply that knowledge, I can sit down in the evening and learn something that I can apply when I get out on the weekend. It provides a way to review as much and as often I need to.

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  • Simplifying the complex

    Robert Lewter

    All my life I have apparently been trying to make tree identification a lot more complex than it needs to be. Craig broke down how to identify the trees that...

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    All my life I have apparently been trying to make tree identification a lot more complex than it needs to be. Craig broke down how to identify the trees that I will most likely encounter in my excursions, and even better, ways to put them to use. As always by utilizing the information that I got from this course my outdoor experience is enriched and just a lot more satisfying.

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  • Winter Tree ID

    Eric Schwartz

    Fantastic! I really enjoyed this class and Craig's hands-on teaching style. Can't wait to get out and test what I learned.

    Fantastic! I really enjoyed this class and Craig's hands-on teaching style. Can't wait to get out and test what I learned.

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  • Winter Tree Identification for Survival & Bushcraft

    Mark Furey

    Very happy I think this is a good beginning .

    Very happy I think this is a good beginning .

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Course curriculum

  • 1
    WELCOME to Winter Tree ID
    • Introduction by Craig Caudill, Master Naturalist
    • A Review of Resources and Terms
  • 2
    Winter Tree Identification
    • Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
    • Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
    • American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
    • Oaks (Quercus spp.)
    • Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
    • Overview of several stems
    • Overview of tree fruits found in the forest
  • 3
    Closing Remarks & Next Steps
    • Summary

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.