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Broad-Leaved Trees

  • NON-RESIDENT: £207

This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken. Explore our current programme of courses here

Late summer is a good time to turn our attention to identifying the broad-leaved trees. Soon they will start to transform our landscapes into a blaze of colour. Now is the time to learn what we can from the foliage and fruits, before we have to rely on twig formation and winter silhouettes to help us identify these important members of our natural heritage. This weekend botanical course is concerned with the identification of, in particular, our native broad-leaved trees. Much of the weekend will be spent in the vicinity of Juniper Hall sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves and the structure and classification of fruits. We shall also practise working with different keys to identification.

Ros Bennett is an experienced freelance botanist and ecologist. She was formerly a full-time FSC tutor at Flatford Mill and then organiser and leader of courses for FSC Overseas. She has written books on flowers and has taught courses on plant identification and ecology to all age groups.


This is one of a series of courses run jointly with Manchester Metropolitan University contributing to the MSc Biological Recording and the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification. The University Certificate is being discontinued so is no longer open for new registration. Existing certificate students will be able to gain credits in the 2018/19 academic year. To gain university credits you must be registered for the Masters programme in advance of this course. For further details please contact:

The Division of Biology and Conservation Ecology Manchester Metropolitan University. E-mail: [email protected]

There is assessment of the course through, for example, identification tests, producing survey reports or field journals, working through keys and other various pieces of work.

The course is also suitable for non-credit students and for those enrolling on the new certificate course with FSC. For further details on this course please contact FSC Head Office at [email protected]

Further Information

Broad-leaved Trees
About Juniper Hall
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This course is now historical and therefore no bookings can be taken.

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