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Discovering Trees in Winter

Discovering Trees in Winter

When you’re out walking in winter, have you ever asked, “what tree is that?”

Once all the leaves have fallen from the trees, many people can be stumped to correctly identify what they are seeing in the woods and hedgerows. 

This Winter Tree Identification workshop will enable participants to identify winter twigs (from deciduous trees).  We will start with a brief indoor session about twig terminology before heading outside. A variety of trees and shrubs growing at Denmark farm will be tackled. If the weather is poor a range of material can be collected to ID inside.

winter tree Identification

A few copies of  ‘A guide to the identification of deciduous broad leaved trees and shrubs in winter’  FSC  by Andrew May and Johnathan Panter  AIDGAP will be available to use during the course.  This is a useful book and not very expensive if you would like to buy it for yourself.  A hand lens and a small notebook would be useful. All these items are also available to buy in The Little Green Shop at Denmark Farm.




Join James, who will be your tutor for the day. 

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.

Fees: £15 per person (No charge for Shared Earth Trust Members and Regular Volunteers)

With thanks to The Woodland Investment Grant from the Welsh Government for subsidising this event.

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Winter Tree Identification












Accommodation is available for an additional charge:

Self catering Eco Lodge and shared dormitories are all available at Denmark Farm. Please contact us about your accommodation needs.

You maybe interested in other ecology, sustainable living and natural crafts courses at Denmark Farm. See our full events page.

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.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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