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Event details


Due to the national lockdown this event has been cancelled. 

Course description: 

On this course you will focus on identifying native broadleaved trees in winter using a range of key features, including buds, twigs, bark and fruits/seeds. It will also outline indicator tree species of ancient woodland habitats. The course will also interest those undertaking Phase 1 Habitat surveys and other botanical surveys, as well as providing an overview of different habitat types.

What do you need to know: 

No prior knowledge or experience is required. This course is ideal for those who have no or very little knowledge of tree and plant identification and want to learn more!


Neill Talbot runs his own Ecological Consultancy, Avellana Ecology, and also teaches a range of courses for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM). All materials and equipment provided.

What do you need to bring: 

You will need to bring appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear, snacks, drinks and a packed lunch. A magnifying instrument and a Notebook is also recommended, with clip-boards, hand-outs and other learning materials provided as necessary.  


Entrance to Westonbirt Arboretum is included in the course fee. Start: 10.00 am, Finish 15.00 pm (approximately)