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, 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 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.
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 for the past 10 years and how wildlife is thriving in this special nature reserve.
Aberduna Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to learn about trees, offering stunning views across the Alyn valley to Moel Famau and the Clwydian Range. The entire site is underlain by limestone, which strongly influences the habitats found on the reserve: woodland with glades, scrub, bracken, calcareous grassland, areas of exposed limestone and small ponds. There’s plenty to get stuck into.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please note this course will be going ahead with social distancing in place and with a risk assessment appropriate to Covid-19.