Course: Trees and Tree Identification: The Challenge of Early Winter

Field Studies Council

Flatford Mill, Suffolk
Friday 23rd November - Monday 26th November 2018 01206 297110

Cost: From £265

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

This course is concerned with identification. Depending on weather conditions, much of Saturday will be spent at the Centre, sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the features of the bare stems, the winter buds and (in the case of the conifers) needle arrangement and cones. We shall also practise working with different keys to identification. However, regardless of the weather, and especially on Sunday, we shall spend plenty of time exploring the local woods and hedgerows in order to put into practice what we have learned. This course is suitable for beginners and all those who love trees. No previous knowledge will be assumed. The content is also appropriate for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Bursaries are available for this course. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.

Ros Bennett is a freelance botanist and former member of FSC staff with a great enthusiasm for this magnificent group of plants.

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