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 towering veteran oaks and sweet chestnuts. You’l learn why this beautiful woodland has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and what role the trees play in making it so valuable for wildlife.
The Chirk Castle estate is a fantastic site to learn about trees, with its backdrop of ancient woodland. There is such a wide range of species here which make up a range of varied habitats including broadleaf woodland, conifer plantations, scrubby grasslands and hedgerows. There’s plenty of tree species to get stuck into.