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Identifying Trees in Summer (Wrexham)

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

£30
Identifying Trees in Summer

When you’re out walking, have you ever wondered, “which tree is that?”

Do you know your rowan from your ash? Have no fear, because on this one-day course we’ll show you how to identify a host of tree species by looking at leaves, buds, bark, the shape of the tree and other clues. We’ll also look at the different uses that trees have, their place in the ecosystem and even a bit of woodland folklore. You will also take away your very own FREE Tree Leaf Identification Swatch Book, which is perfect for continuing your learning and ptractising tree ID after the course is done.

Join James, who will be your tutor for the day. He has worked for many years in and around trees from managing the largest community woodland in Wales to introducing children to the wonder of woods with his Forest School work.

The Chirk Castle estate is a fantastic site to learn about trees because there is such a wide range of species here which make up a range of varied habitats including broadleaf woodland, confier plantations, scrubby grasslands and hedgerows. There’s plenty of tree secies to get stuck into.

The course is suitable for anyone aged 16 or over. Tickets cost £30 per person.

Please bring a packed lunch on the day but hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. Please also bring suitable clothing and footwear for the outdoors as we’ll be exploring the estate parkland.

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Leaf ID Swatch Guide Included!

woodland trust leaf ID swatch book

Everyone attending this course also gets a FREE Leaf ID Swatch Book to use throughout the day and take away with you. Produced by the Woodland Trust, this pocket sized and light weight little  guide features leaves and twigs from 32 common UK trees and shrubs which are innovatively presented and grouped according to similarities in leaf shape, in a format that also makes it ideal for bringing the natural world closer to everyone. On the reverse of each page, the tree or shrub is briefly described. There are also interesting facts and information about where that species tend grow.

About the Venue

Chirk Castle has over 480 acres of estate parkland for you to explore, with wild ponies, sheep, veteran trees, and a beautifully preserved section of Offa’s Dyke. The estate is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has also been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest as an important habitat for rare invertebrates, bats, fungi, and wild flowers.

Chirk Castle is 7 miles south of Wrexham, easily accessible off the A5, close to the tourist destination of Llangollen.

The award-winning gardens at Chirk cover 5.5 acres of manicured lawns, clipped yews, herbaceous borders, beautiful rose, shrub and rock gardens, and the wooded pleasure ground – perfect for a stroll, with stunning views over the Cheshire and Salop plains.

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Venue Facilities

After your learning session you might want to take advantage of the many things Chirk Castle has to offer…

♦ Over 700 years of history, including the imposing medieval castle

♦ The Courtyard tea-room serves a seasonal menu, cream teas, homemade cakes, hot and cold drinks and snacks

♦ The gift shop has a variety of food, garden and locally-sourced gift ideas

♦ Dogs welcome on the estate on a lead, assistance dogs only please in the formal gardens

You can find out more about everything the venue has to offer by visiting their website.

Additional charges would apply to non National Trust members wishing to access the castle and gardens.

About the Tutor

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James has been working in environmental conservation over over 10 years now. He is a qualified Forest School Leader, Social Forester and experienced Woodland Skills Tutor. He was also the Project Manager for Long Wood Community Woodland, the largest community owned woodland in Wales, overseeing management of 300 acres (120ha) of broadleaf and conifer forest. He is a former Director of Llais y Goedwig, the voice of community woodlands in Wales. Lastly, but not least, he is currently undertaking a 2 year long course to become a bushcraft skills activity leader with the Bushcraft Competency Certificate scheme run through the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

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Booking

Get in touch if you’d like to know more. Phone James, 07876 794098 or email us. Advance booking is essential. Tickets are available just below on this page.

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Details

Date:
June 23
Time:
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
£30
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Website:
http://www.woodlandclassroom.com

Organiser

Woodland Classroom
Phone:
07876 794098
Website:
www.woodlandclassroom.com

Venue

Chirk Castle
Chirk Castle, Chirk, Wrexham, LL14 5AF
Wrexham, Wrexham LL14 5AF United Kingdom
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Phone:
01691 777701
Website:
http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle

Who's Attending

One person is attending Identifying Trees in Summer (Wrexham)

  • Christina Mitchell

Tickets

11 available
1 Adult: Summer Tree ID 23/06/18£30.00Admits 1 adult learner (16 years +) to Summer Tree ID on Sat 23rd June 2018 at Chirk Castle. 10am - 3.30pm

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