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Tricky Trees

Date & Time:

August 14, 2022, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Arboretum (16 Old Guelph Road)


Courses and Programs, Outdoor Adventure


2+ Hours


Pre-Registration Required, Ticketed Event

Event Description

One of RBG’s Courses & Workshops

Comfortable with the basics but want to learn more? Join RBG’s Field Botanist and Herbarium Curator, Nadia Cavallin, to enhance your tree ID skills and master the tricky trees of the forest! We’ll learn to tell apart look-alike trees, such as red and black oaks, as well as identify some of the less common species. Inclement weather date: August 21.

Fee: $25 + Service Fee.

(Members 10% off*)
Please pre-register before August 4*

headshot of Nadia smiling while outdoors and wearing a blue jacket

About Nadia Cavallin

Nadia Cavallin is the Field Botanist and Herbarium Curator at Royal Botanical Gardens. Her team keeps track of the plants growing wild at RBG, documenting them with specimens in the herbarium. The Botany team also researches plant-related questions needed to manage RBG’s natural areas for conserving biodiversity, and leads plant identification workshops.  

Nadia received her B.Sc. from McGill University, specializing in Biodiversity and Conservation in the School of Environment, and her M.Sc. in Biology from the University of Moncton. After work, Nadia enjoys growing a native plant garden in her small, urban yard and a large vegetable garden in a bigger, borrowed yard. 

Register for Outdoors Programs

Pre-registration required for all Courses and Workshops. Click the button below to continue to Eventbrite, and to browse / register for any “Into the Wild” program at RBG. View all upcoming courses and workshops from all categories at

RBG Members receive 10% off most RBG Experiences programming when using the member discount code. Learn more about where to find the code.

*Pre-Registration is required for all RBG Courses & Workshops, ideally by the date provided to allow the program organizers to best prepare. If the indicated “register by” date has passed, you may still be able to register for the program, provided there is space still available.

More Courses & Workshops

RBG offers courses and workshops for families, kids and adults in the areas of gardening, nature, botanical arts and wellness. Visit to see this season’s full offering.