FFB Garden Club visit

CULWELL TEACHES TREE IDENTIFICATION AND TAKES A LOOK AT FLOWER STRUCTURE

The Fairfield Bay Garden Club met for lunch at noon and then gathered to see just what winter condition is like for tree identification. Dried, fallen leaves were examined for key features and winter twigs were studied for the characters they show. Dwight Moore’s Trees of Arkansas put out by the Forestry Commission was used to show keys for identification and descriptions of trees on display. Use of a hand lens and a flower diagram brought discussion of the numbers, functions of flower parts and their locations; sexual reproduction does produce variation in the combinations of genes of the two parents which is obvious in a population of one species. This was demonstrated in the materials being studied.