We are offering free tree training courses as part of the Trees for Climate Action project. We are fortunate to be able to offer the courses for free to young residents of our target areas thanks to the funding of this project. 

To be eligible to attend one of the tree courses below you must:

  • Be aged 18-30 (participants need to bring a passport, driving licence, birth certificate or other ID indicating your age, this will be checked on arrival at the course).
  • Live in the city of Glasgow. 

What will I get out of attending?

You will learn how to identify, record, care for, and engage with your local trees, as well as discover related volunteer and career opportunities with the support of your tutor. You don’t need any previous experience, just a willingness to explore and learn! You will also receive a certificate of attendance after your course.

Course dates

The free tree training courses available are:

  • Discovering Trees in Summer
    Wednesday 28th August 2024 10am-1pm or 1.30pm-4.30pm at The Community Bothy, Cuningar Loop, Glasgow G73 1PW
  • Discovering Trees in Winter
    Saturday 30th November 2024 10am-1pm or 1.30pm-4.30pm at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UE

To secure your place please book online (no payment details required), selecting your preferred date and time below.

If you would like to speak with the team, please get in touch at [email protected].

Example Timetable

Example Timetable

This timetable is subject to change but should give an outline of what to expect.

Please arrive in time for the course to start promptly.

Introductions
Field session
Break - refreshments not provided
Working with trees, next steps, and Q&A
Finish

Please note refreshments are not included.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

Before You Attend

Please ensure you meet the eligibility criteria above before booking a place.

What to Bring

Notebook and pencil
Refreshments
Sensible footwear and clothing for being outdoors
Passport, driving licence, birth certificate or other ID indicating your age, this will be checked on arrival at the course.

Recommended Literature

Any up to date tree field guides
Field Studies Council has lots of relevant guides to choose from - please click here to browse our tree related publications that you may wish to purchase to enhance your experience

There will be a member of staff with first aid training and access to a first aid kit on site. If you have special medical or access requirements, please let us know as soon as possible so we can plan the course.

Opportunities to attend this course

  • Wed 28, August 2024 10:00 - 13:00

    Discovering Trees in Summer. Please ensure you are aged 18-30 and live in Glasgow before booking this course. 

    Location
    The Community Bothy, Cuningar Loop, Glasgow G73 1PW
    Region
    Scotland
    Price
    £0.00
  • Wed 28, August 2024 13:30 - 16:30

    Discovering Trees in Summer. Please ensure you are aged 18-30 and live in Glasgow before booking this course. 

    Location
    The Community Bothy, Cuningar Loop, Glasgow G73 1PW
    Region
    Scotland
    Price
    £0.00
  • Sat 30, November 2024 10:00 - 13:00

    Discovering Trees in Winter. Please ensure you are aged 18-30 and live in Glasgow before booking this course. 

    Location
    Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UE
    Region
    Scotland
    Price
    £0.00
  • Sat 30, November 2024 13:30 - 16:30

    Discovering Trees in Winter. Please ensure you are aged 18-30 and live in Glasgow before booking this course. 

    Location
    Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Glasgow G12 0UE
    Region
    Scotland
    Price
    £0.00

Trees for Climate Action is a project led by Trees for Cities in partnership with the Field Studies Council. This project will take bold new steps to bring people together, creating opportunities for young people (up to 30) to engage with older people that they would not normally meet during their everyday lives. The project will deliver inter-generational, tree-related activities for young people to build their knowledge and learn new skills from environmental professionals and experienced volunteers, mobilising young people to take positive action against climate change.

Trees for Climate Action aims to engage 20,000 young people in two cities across two nations: Bradford and Glasgow.

Please click here to learn more about the project,