Trees of Southern Arizona 10 am – 12 noon

Southern Arizona is home to a plethora of trees, from mesquite and palo verde in desert valleys, to cottonwoods and ash in riparian areas, to oaks and pines in the mountains. Join Jeff Babson, of Sky Island Tours, for a look at the leaves, bark, structure, and flowers of many of southern Arizona’s tree species.


This class is an optional elective for the Urban Forestry Certificate Program.

Date: 01/18/2019

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Price: $20

Class availability limitations: None


Jeff Babson

Jeff Babson

Jeff Babson is an all-around naturalist, with particular interest in birds, butterflies, moths, beetles and dragonflies.  Owner of Sky Island Tours, an environmental education and eco-tour company, Jeff has led birding tours for the Tucson Botanical Gardens, Pima County Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and several birding festivals in southern Arizona (Wings over Willcox, Southwest Wings, Tucson Birding and Nature Festival).  He lives in Vail with his wife and two children.