Expand your knowledge of native conifers with Instructor Ken Denniston, author
of nwconifers.com. Ken will help you identify the local conifers of northwest Oregon. The
workshop will include classroom instruction and, weather permitting, a tour of native conifers in
Hoyt Arboretum. Learn easy ways to distinguish each conifer species using both photos and
specimens. Class attendees will receive a handy cheat sheet to identify native conifers with
About the instructor: Ken Denniston has been hiking the forests of Oregon for over 50 years. During that time, he has learned how to identify each species of our native conifers. Recently, he completed the Oregon Master Naturalist Program from Oregon State University. He is the author of the Northwest Conifers website (nwconifers.com) and volunteers at Hoyt Arboretum, leading tours of the native trees in the conifer collection.