Course: Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees: Three Day Advanced Course for Trainers

Ancient Tree Forum

Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
3rd June - 5th June 2019 Jim Mullholland

Cost: £585

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife, environmental education

This three-day advanced course is aimed at those who would like to share their own knowledge and experience of veteran trees with colleagues, employees, volunteers and community groups. It will equip attendees with the skills, confidence and resources to be able to deliver the ATF’s one-day course on ‘Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees’.

Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field visits with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

Learning outcomes

This three day course will focus on providing participants with sufficient information and experience to deliver a one day basic training course ‘Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees’. When you have completed this course you should be able to do the following:

  • Give a definition of a veteran tree
  • Explain the biological principles relating to old trees including:
  • Root systems,
  • Why trees live so long,
  • Natural processes,
  • Habitat development.
  • Undertake a survey of a veteran tree.
  • Prepare a simple management plan for a veteran tree.
  • Assess if a population of trees is sustainable.

A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion of the course, which was developed as part of the VETree project, a European project across five countries.

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