Workshop: Wood Structure and Identification
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday – Friday, June 14 – 15
Taught by Regis B. Miller
This two-day beginner’s workshop will concentrate on the wood structure and identification of common hardwoods and softwoods. One full day will be devoted to softwoods and the other day to hardwoods. Participants will examine blocks of wood with the naked eye, exploring such features as color, grain, and density. They will examine the cross (transverse) surface of the blocks with a hand lens, noting features such as vessel size and arrangement, ray sizes, and axial parenchyma patterns. Finally, participants will learn to make thin sections of the radial and tangential surfaces for use with the light microscope.
This workshop will be held at McCrone Research Institute. Register early; class size is limited. Tuition is $525 and includes lunch and refreshments for both days. Note: Workshop attendees must also register for at least one day of speaker presentations.