Become an ‘Evergreen Expert’ this winter with Kane County Forest Preserve District

Kane County winters may look bleak and dreary, but the bright green colors of evergreen trees provide a little pop of color.

Head over to LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve to learn about these cone-bearing trees and the specific features you can use to identify different evergreen species.

Whether you're a beginner, novice or expert at tree identification, the district naturalist is sure to leave you with the scientific knowledge that will have you classifying evergreens in no time.

This will be a hiking program, so wear appropriate winter gear.

Sign up for “Evergreen Identification” on Sunday, Feb. 18, from 10 to 11 a.m. and hone in on your conifer identification.

LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve is located at 37W700 Dean St., just west of Randall Road in St. Charles. This program is for ages 18 or older.

Advance registration is required. To register for this free program, call (630) 444-3190 or email

To view a full roster of Forest Preserve District of Kane County programs, visit and find the district on social media by searching @forestpreserve.

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