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Identifying native trees: Thursday 25 May 2023

Identifying native trees



Tutor: Ros Bennett
Date: Thursday 25th May 2023
Time: 10:00 – 16:00
Cost: £70
Location: Classroom

This course is suitable for beginners and all those who love trees. No previous knowledge will be assumed.
Trees make up one of the most impressive and beautiful features of our landscape - undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of our natural heritage. The different seasons are reflected dramatically in their changing appearance throughout the year. Late May is a great time for looking at broad-leaved trees: their leaves are fully formed and some will still be flowering. This course is concerned with their identification. We will explore the natural history of our native trees and show you how to recognise individual species.
The main emphasis will be on trees that are native to Britain, but we will also pay attention to well-established, introduced species. We will practise working with different keys to identification. Part of each day will be spent in the classroom, sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves and the different floral designs of those that are still in flower.
We shall also spend plenty of time exploring the Garden for our native trees in order to put into practice what we have learned.


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