Discovering Trees in Winter

Date(s) - 6 Feb 2021 until 6 Feb 2021
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

When you’re out walking, have you ever wondered, “which tree is that?”

Once the leaves have fallen from the trees, many people can be stumped when asked what they’re seeing in the woods. But if we can understand the clues trees give us we can unlock their identity and so much more. On this one-day Discovering Trees in Winter course, we’ll show you how to identify trees in winter by looking at buds, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. We’ll also look at the different uses that trees have, their place in the ecosystem and dive into a bit of woodland folklore.

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Discovering Trees in Winter Tutor: James Kendall is the Head Bushcraft Instructor at Woodland Classroom. James has been working in environmental education & conservation for over 10 years now, specialising in woodlands. He is also the creator of The Complete Tree ID Course, an online training resource which teaches how to identify trees. He received the Bushcraft Competency Certificate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of real experience and practical study. James was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community-owned woodland in Wales, overseeing the management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales.

Attendees of this Discovering Trees in Winter course will also get the opportunity to extend their learning by joining James’ online tree training course ‘The Complete Tree ID Course’ at a special discounted rate. To find out more about that course follow this link.

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A free copy of  ‘Winter Trees: A photographic guide to common trees and shrubs‘ by Dominic Price & Leif Bersweden FSC  AIDGAP (RRP £9) will be provided for all participants to take home after the course. The guide includes photos and concise descriptions of four particularly useful characters: Bud, Twig structure, Bark and General shape of the tree or shrub. A hand lens and a small notebook would be useful, although we will have these for sale in the Little Green Shop if required.

Please bring warm and waterproof clothing, boots and a packed lunch.

Fee: £40 per person

Click here for Terms and Conditions of Booking

NB. COVID-19: This workshop will take place with social distancing and enhanced hygiene measures in place.

  • There will be a smaller number of participants than usual, to allow for at least 2m between all participants
  • Everybody will be required to wear a mask (unless exempt) whilst indoors
  • Please come prepared to work in a cool well ventilated room with plenty of warm clothing
  • Please also bring all of your own drinks, food, flask and cups etc.
  • There will be access to toilets and hand washing plus plenty of hand sanitiser available

You may also be interested in our other courses and events at Denmark Farm, including: Willow Cultivation and Management, Willow Weaving Rope Coil Basket, Willow Weaving Pet BasketTraditional Hedge-laying, ecology, conservation and countryside crafts.

See our events page for the full list.

If you’d like to make a weekend of it and stay at Denmark Farm, please enquire about availability in our self-contained Eco Lodge, or Shared Dormitory.

All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.

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Discovering Trees in Winter


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