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Winter Tree Identification: An Introduction

To book a place or for more information: Call/text 07922513704 or email 20 - 35 pounds depending on income. Booking essential. Vegetarian lunch provided.

The introduction to winter tree identification will run twice: Saturday 16th February and Saturday 23rd February 10 - 3pm. Choose one workshop only.

I do not run a deposit system for these workshops so please only book a place if you are really committed to it as I find it very difficult to fill a place last minute from dropping out. Thank you for your understanding.

All monies through the workshop go to the unrestricted funds for Friends of Bedford Fields. They are the group that oversee and ensure development and continuation of Bedford Fields Community Forest Garden.

An introduction to winter tree identification:

You will be given the tools to start identifying any tree in winter which loses its leaves (deciduous). You will also learn about a few commonly found evergreen trees. This course is focussed on learning how to observe trees and gather information on them systematically to come to as accurate identification as quickly as possible, rather than learning lots of individual species. You will learn though how to identify the most basic native trees - it is always good to have a few trees under your belt.

Timetable 10:00 - 3:00

Trees in winter introduction: bark, buds and catkins - You will learn the basic parts of trees and those most important for identification. How to use your senses to identify a tree.

Shape, size and structure: We will go for a wander and learn about how trees grow and how form and branching can help us in identifying a tree. We’ll start giving trees a hug too for purely identification purposes.

LUNCH - there will be lunch provided and a lunch break. YUM

Playing detective and being resourceful - how to look for important clues to help you identify the tree. We’ll do a comparison exercise to practise your detective skills.

Finish at 3:00pm

Other details

Cost is 20 - 35 pounds depending on income. This is a spectrum from unemployed/concession to part-time to full-time employment. I will however not turn anyone away so please get in touch if you can't afford this.

There are a few copies of Opal’s tree identification guides for free for the most enthusiastic. These are handy foldable, laminated guides.

You will leave with a small self-made booklet on pertinent tree identification points and a bibliography.

Lunch and refreshments are provided but with no dietary requirements in mind. Please get in touch if you have a dietary requirement.
We will be outside for a few hours and it will almost definitely be very cold so wrap up VERY well.

To book a place or for more information: Call/text 07922513704 or email Booking is essential.

Earlier Event: February 9
Bedford Fields Saturday Workday
Later Event: February 16
Bedford Fields Saturday Workday