Course: Treescapes and Treecology

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Stroud, Gloucestershire
18th May 2019 01452 383333 Ellen Winter

Cost: £75

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Join friendly woodland specialist Paul Rutter to focus on core conservation skills of veteran tree management and deadwood best practice for biodiversity at individual and wider landscape scale. “A fantastic day” Megan, London. 09:30 – 16.00.

In the face of plummeting invertebrate numbers, veteran tree and deadwood management is a core skill for countryside managers. Good practice is vital to maintain and restore ecological diversity and abundance, and Paul’s extensive practical experience brings this fascinating area to life.

Veteran trees and associated deadwood are complex ecosystems, providing habitat continuity and supporting diverse wildlife. This course covers features key features to look for when surveying and assessing veteran trees, the particular management veterans need, threats to their survival, managing roots and surroundings, the ecology and management of standing and fallen deadwood, veteran’s wider role in the landscape, and current ideas around encouraging replacements.

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