Course: Winter Tree Identification

The Species Recovery Trust

Monday 14th December 2020 01722322539 Dominic Price

Cost: £50 (inc twigs and book)

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Identifying Trees and Shrubs in Winter 

A half-day online course giving participants 

  • the skills and confidence to identify trees and shrubs when not in leaf 
  • a set of c.20 labelled UK native twigs posted to your address prior to the course
  • a free copy of the FSC Aidgap Winter Trees guide

Identifying trees through the winter months, when they rarely hold any leaves or fruits, is a real art form; but surprisingly simple when you know what to look for. This course will give participants a chance to look at the majority of British native species and learn how to confidently identify them, as well as a set of labelled twigs to keep to aid revision and impress your friends. 

We have run this course for 6 years in London and Wiltshire, and normally it would run to a whole day with a field visit and test in the afternoon. All our 2020 courses are currently suspended due to Coronavirus restictions, however, we feel we can offer virually the same experience online. We hope this will also open up the course to participants from all over the UK who were unable to attend previous events.

All proceeds from the course will go to supporting our endangered species conservation work.

Included in the course fee 

  • A free copy of the acclaimed 48-page colour guide book to winter trees and shrubs.
  • A set of c.20 numbered twigs from UK native species, to examine during the course, label and keep at the end. These will be posted to you a week before the course date. 

The course will include 2 pre-recorded tutorials, running through the species one by one, followed by a test then 45 minute Zoom Q&A session.

About the tutor:

Dominic Price is a highly regarded botanical tutor and has been running courses for all levels of ecologists since 2007. He is director of The Species Recovery Trust and specialises in the conservation of endangered species. He is the author of A Field Guide to Grasses, Sedges and Rushes and co-author of The Photographic Guide to Winter Trees and Shrubs.

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