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Identifying Trees in Winter – SOLD OUT!

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

£30

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

Once the leaves have fallen from the trees, many people can be stumped when asked what they’re seeing in the woods. But if we can understand the clues trees give us we can unlock their identity and so much more. On this one-day course we’ll show you how to identify trees in winter by looking at 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 dive into 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 practising tree ID after the course is done.

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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) 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, scrubby grasslands and ancient hedgerows.

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, twigs and buds 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 Bushcraft Instructor, 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. In 2018 James was awarded the Bushcraft Competency Certificate 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:
February 9
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£30
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Website:
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

12 people are attending Identifying Trees in Winter – SOLD OUT!

  • Rosemary Kirkus
  • Alison Hood
  • Peter Evans
  • Terry Dakin
  • James Shaw
  • Lisette Zwart
  • Doreen Mccarthy
  • Lynda Bresser

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