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Trees and Tree Identification in Summer

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Alanna Cooper
  • Dates: Friday 01 June 2018 to Sunday 03 June 2018
  • Times: 07:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £211

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Summer is a great time for looking at broad-leaved and coniferous trees: their leaves and needles are at their best and they are often already producing fruits and seeds. We will visit a number of sites, exploring local woods, hedgerows and parklands to find as many species of trees as possible to identify in the field. Part of each day will also be spent at the Centre sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves and the structure and classification of fruits and cones. This course is suitable for beginners; however some knowledge of trees and terminology would be useful. Although this is not an accredited course, it is suitable for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and a Certificate of Attendance can be provided on request.

Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service (SBIS) and Suffolk Naturalists Society (SNS) have kindly offered a bursary to support individuals who wish to attend this course to help provide people with the skills and experience to identify and record Suffolk wildlife. Further info can be found HERE.

Alanna Cooper is a botanist and is principal ecologist at a local environmental and engineering consultancy. She has experience of botanical survey work and habitat management in both Canada and the UK for a diverse variety of habitats. She is actively involved in the Wildflower Society and BSBI and is convenor for the CIEEM East of England committee.

Bring a friend!

If you are attending a course at Flatford Mill at the sole occupancy price, we are offering a special rate for a friend or partner not enrolled on the course to also stay at £50 per night for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Please contact FSC Flatford Mill on 01206 297110 or [email protected] to book this offer.


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