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Identify Trees in Winter
February 4 @ 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Identify trees in winter by looking at buds, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. You will also take away your very own field guide Winter Trees: A Photographic Guide to Common Trees & Shrubs published by the Field Studies Council. This excellent resource is perfect for continuing your learning and practising tree ID after the course is done.
At lunchtime, share a hot campfire brew at the woodland fire circle, sheltered under the canopy of native trees. You’ll learn about the restorative woodland management that is happening here and how wildlife is returning to this special place. Your course will all be set against the beautiful backdrop of the mixed woodland and riverside and open lake of Park in the Past, a 120 acre site where the landscape is slowly being turned back to how it would have looked in the 1st Century AD.
YOUR COURSE INCLUDES:
- Gaining confidence in identifying a range of common native & naturalised tree species.
- Identifiying trees when their leaves have fallen.
- Learning to use buds, twigs, bark, leaf litter and other winter signs.
- Discovering medicinal and edible uses for trees.
- Understanding how trees grow and their value to wildlife.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR:
James is the Head Bushcraft Instructor at Woodland Classroom, having worked in outdoor education & conservation for over 10 years. James’ approach to teaching steers students toward fostering a deeper connection with nature through understanding the landscape around us.
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