FSC | Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council: Bringing Environmental Understanding to All

Trees and Tree Identification in Summer

  • Location: Flatford Mill
  • Tutor: Alanna Cooper
  • Dates: Monday 27 May 2019 to Wednesday 29 May 2019
  • Level: Open for Everyone
  • NON-RESIDENT: £170

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 with a rich diversity of trees, exploring around the Centre, local ancient woods, hedgerows, churchyards and parklands to find as many species as possible to identify in the field. We will spend time getting to grips with botanical terminology, including different growth patterns of branches, shapes of leaves and the structure and classification of fruits and cones. Whilst enjoying the beautiful countryside, we will focus on practicing using keys to correctly identify trees to species-level. This course is suitable for beginners; no previous knowledge will be assumed. This course contributes to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements and a Certificate of Attendance can be provided on request. Bursaries are available for this course, generously organised by the Suffolk Biodiversity Information Service. Please contact FSC Flatford Mill for details.

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.

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