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Identifying Trees in Autumn
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October 9, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

how to identify trees in autumn

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

Autumn is a season of massive change across our countryside. As the wind blows, the familiar leaves we know from summer are rapidly disappearing, but if we look closer we can understand the clues trees give us to unlock their identity and so much more. It’s a really interesting time to be out in the woods. On this one-day course, we’ll show you how to identify trees in autumn by looking at turning leaves, nuts, seeds and fruit and other clues. We’ll also look at the different uses that trees have, their place in the ecosystem and dive into a bit of woodland folklore. You will also take away your very own Tree Name Trail fold out chart, which is perfect for continuing your learning and practising 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 (300 acres, no less) to introducing children to the wonder of woods with his Forest School work. James has also introduced thousands of students to the subject of tree identification through his popular online programme The Complete Tree ID Course.

At lunchtime, share a hot campfire brew together at the woodland fire circle, sheltered under the canopy of native trees. You’l learn about the restorative woodland management that has been happening here and how wildlife is thriving in this special nature reserve. Your course will all be set against the beautiful backdrop of the ancient woodland of the National Trust’s Chirk Castle estate, designated a SSSI for it’s woodland invertebrates.

  • Gain confidence in identifying a range of common native & naturalised tree species
  • Identify trees in this changeable season
  • Learn to use fruit, nuts, seeds, turning leaves and other autumn signs
  • Discover medicinal and edible uses for trees
  • Understand how trees grow and their value to wildlife
  • Discover which trees can yield wild food
  • Get access to a discounted place on The Complete Tree ID Course

Event details

Date: Oct 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Venue: Chirk Castle

Cost: £40

how to identify trees in autumn
tree name trail by the field studies council

Tree Name Trail Included!

Everyone attending this course also gets a FREE Tree Name Trail fold out chart produced by the Field Studies Council. This chart features the common broadleaved and conifer trees found in Great Britain and Ireland. Simple yes/no questions will quickly guide you to the colour illustrations for each tree. Text on the reverse side covers the features of each tree, including leaf shape, flowers, bark, fruits and seeds, habitat, origin and commercial use.

Your Tutor: James Kendall

James is the Head Bushcraft Instructor at Woodland Classroom, having worked in outdoor education & conservation for over 10 years. James’ approach to teaching steers students toward fostering a deeper connection with nature through understanding the landscape around us; “Bushcraft skills are an effective way to do this as we learn how to make use of natural materials and live lightly with the land, whilst also connecting with our own ancient past by seeing the land through the eyes of our ancestors.”

In 2017 James received the Bushcraft Competency Certificate awarded through the Institute for Outdoor Learning after 2 years of teaching experience and practical study. He is also a member of the IOL Bushcraft Professional Practise Group. The group aims to promote best practice in the growing industry of bushcraft activity providers.

james kendall - bushcraft skills tutor

Skills you will learn

Over the course of the programme you will learn a range of skills, including…


Tree & Plant identification


Reading the Landscape


Nature Connection


Hedgerow Foraging

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This course costs £40 per person and is open to adult learners aged 16 years and over. You can read our Event Terms & Conditions here.


October 9, 2022
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Chirk Castle


Woodland Classroom
07876 794098


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