Start at the very beginning; learn about basic tree biology and ecology and the common species we find in the UK in this introductory online course.

Trees are an important part of the plant kingdom, with their colourful leaves, acorns and blossoms surrounding us all. They provide homes and food for wildlife and also many ecosystem services for humans.

Tutor: Floris Stoter

Floris Stoter is a tree and woodland enthusiast with a professional background in habitat management. He spent a number of years volunteering, working in and studying conservation in the UK before moving to Holland to work as a tree surveyor. He has a particular love for trees, woodlands and ecological restoration and is currently enrolled in an environmental restoration course in order to specialise in woodland restoration. He is also developing an online course in habitat conservation for a Dutch company. In his spare time, he enjoys coppicing and pollarding in small woodlands around the city of Leiden, where he currently resides. 

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