Ecology Club: Northwestern Conifers

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

This March Ecology Club will be all about NW Conifers! Join us for a Zoom gathering as we discuss the 13 most common conifers in Mt Hood National Forest. Gradey Proctor, long time Barker and co-founder of the Arctos School of Herbal and Botanical Studies, will cover the basics of conifer ID (ie. bark, needles, and cones), and lead an exploration on the ecology, or lessons of place, that these native trees can share. For example we can gather clues into what type of disturbance may have occurred in times past, what wildflowers or mushrooms may emerge at their feet, and even clues about what kind of forest may move in next. 

Please bring your tree stories, so we can continue to grow our understanding and relationship with these majestic beings!

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Join us online each month for Ecology Club! We discuss an ecological themes related to Bark’s work on Mt Hood or seasonal skills to give the community a deeper appreciation and understanding of NW ecology. Some months feature presenters, who bring their unique skills to the community. Other times, we will work as a group on such topics as thinning, fire ecology, wildflowers, birds, road ecology, or other ecological knowledge.

At the meeting's close, we leave time open to further explore the topics of the evening, delve deeper into Bark's work to protect Mt Hood, and learn about what you can do to protect Mt. Hood National Forest!

This event is free + open to the public. If you have any questions, reach out to us at 503.331.0374 or email

What tree picture below makes this distinctive bark? 


Color photograph of an older conifer during the day, with a large diameter in a Pacific Northwest forest clearing.