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Trees and Tree Identification: The Challenge of Early Winter

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Ros Bennett
  • Dates: Friday 23 November 2018 to Monday 26 November 2018
  • Times: 07:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY): £385
  • RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM): £325
  • NON-RESIDENT: £265

Thank you for your interest in our course. The accommodation at the centre is full, however we work closely with the local B&Bs to offer participants the chance to attend as a non-resident and stay within the local area. If you would like to attend as a non-resident provisionally book your place on the course and then confirm your accommodation. Please follow the link for B&B contact details /media/872062/2

 

 

 

This course is concerned with identification. Depending on weather conditions, much of Saturday will be spent at the Centre, sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the features of the bare stems, the winter buds and (in the case of the conifers) needle arrangement and cones. We shall also practise working with different keys to identification. However, regardless of the weather, and especially on Sunday, we shall spend plenty of time exploring the local woods and hedgerows in order to put into practice what we have learned. This course is suitable for beginners and all those who love trees. No previous knowledge will be assumed. The content is also appropriate for anyone wishing to contribute to their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. Bursaries are available for this course. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

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.

Ros Bennett is a freelance botanist and former member of FSC staff with a great enthusiasm for this magnificent group of plants.

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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Since the course starts within eight weeks, we would ask you to pay the full amount.

RESIDENT(SOLE OCCUPANCY) : £385


RESIDENT(SHARED ROOM) : £325


NON-RESIDENT : £265


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