Course Description and Credit Information

This course not only lets you learn about botanical terminologies but also inspires you to work with what you have, whether it be twigs and buds, bark, or fruit. Most importantly, this course allows you to identify and understand trees and the processes they go through to achieve a specific state.

The subject also touches on various methods of taking care of trees, giving landscape architects, foresters, and even nature-lovers an idea of how trees and forest in general can be taken care of or maintained.


Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about various botanical terminology.

2. Learn how to identify trees with their barks and buds.

3. Understand the life of trees and how they should be maintained and taken care of.


General Course Information







Pre-recorded webinar


Jay C. Hayek, Extension Forestry Specialist - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


US State Approvals

LA CES Approved


States: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY


North Carolina


New Jersey




New York
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements


GA, MN, and SD 
**Explanation: There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
 If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

**See explanation


Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES


Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Identifying Trees by Bark and Buds

    • Watch the Video

  • 02

    Identifying Trees by Bark and Buds Quiz

    • Take the Quiz

  • 03

    Identifying Trees by Bark and Buds Survey

    • Take the Survey