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Their beauty and longevity have meant that trees have featured in history and folklore since the earliest times.

During this course, you will learn about the history, mythology, and significance of a variety of tree species. You will learn about how trees have been beneficial in terms of industry, but also how they are sacred to a variety of civilisations throughout time.

This is a 2-week online course covering 2 topics, for which you will complete a variety of online resources and activities. Each topic is then concluded with an interactive Zoom workshop to complement the content.
More details of dates and time commitments can be found below.

Be immersed in the folklore of some of the UK’s favourite tree species and appreciate the ways in which humans have benefited practically from trees throughout history.  The topics covered are:

    • Historical Uses of Trees
    • Tree Folklore Stories

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

    • Identify some of the traditional and current uses for a range of common British tree species.
    • Understand the folklore of five common British tree species.
    • Share this knowledge with friends, family and fellow volunteers.

This is a training course from the FSC Eco-Skills, including online course materials, expert tuition, and a flexible learning style. After attending this course, you may like to progress your learning about trees with further relevant FSC courses or branch out into other areas of the plant kingdom. The FSC offers both online and in-person courses, so you can choose the learning style that suits you best.

Please note that bookings will close at 9 am on Friday 7th May to allow for all participants to be enrolled to the online platform – booking will not be taken after this time.

Each individual needs to place their own order to ensure we can sign you up to the learning platform and give you access to resources.

Tutor: Laurie Wildwood

Laurie Wildwood is a professional Ecological Consultant and botany tutor who, with his refreshing approach, aims to inspire adults and children to explore and appreciate the natural world. His professional background is in ecology, conservation and habitat management.

The webinars will take place on the following dates at 18:00 pm (BST):

    • Monday 17th May 2021 at 18:00 – 18:45 pm
    • Monday 24th May 2021 at 18:00 – 18:45 pm

Please note - webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the virtual learning platform for learners unable to attend. 

Example Timetable

Week 1: Historical Uses of Trees

Self-study material available: 10/05/21
Week 1 live webinar: 17/05/2021 at 6:00 pm

Week 2: Tree Folklore Stories

Self-study material available: 17/05/21
Week 2 live webinar: 24/05/2021 at 6:00 pm

The final deadline to complete any outstanding assignments and self-study components is 31/05/2021.

Time commitment: This course will require approximately 2 - 3 hours of your time each week. This includes covering course materials on our Moodle learning platform and the Zoom session.

What's Included

  • Expert Tuition

The course has been carefully created to help you constantly build on your knowledge as the course progresses. With content crafted to the online Moodle Platform and bespoke to the FSC.

The course includes:

    • 45-minute interactive weekly Zoom workshops to connect with the tutor and other participants.
    • Expert tuition for which the FSC is renowned.
    • Activities to work on independently in advance of each Zoom workshop.

Once registered, you will follow well-illustrated, user-friendly ’books’ to pick up knowledge. Quizzes and skill-checks will give you instant feedback on your learning. Forums give students the chance to interact with each other as well as a place to share work. Unique to the FSC, there are also Mindful Moments: a chance to stop, step away from your screen and interact with nature and enjoy a personal moment.

You can rest assured that the absolute best content from an expert in environmental education will be at your fingertips. In choosing an FSC course, you will be joining thousands of people who learn with us each year.

Before You Attend

Once you sign up you’ll get an email 48 hours ahead of the course start date with details of how to access our easy-to-use platform, Moodle.

Webinars are via zoom, so you won’t need any new software to attend.

Please note that bookings will close at 9 am on Friday 7th May to allow for all participants to be enrolled to the online platform - booking will not be taken after this time.