This beginner tree identification course will help you learn to use features such as twigs, buds and bark to identify broadleaved tree species during winter.

This is the perfect course for beginners looking to develop their broadleaf tree identification skills using features other than leaves.

This tree identification course will cover an overview of the changes broadleaved trees undergo during the winter season, the key features needed to identify trees in winter (twigs, buds and bark) and species profiles for a number of common UK broadleaf tree species. By the end of the course, you will be able to use botanical terms to describe key winter tree features and use them to recognise a variety of common tree species in the UK.


Tutor: Tim Smith

Tim Smith is a botanist, ecologist and science educator. He brings a range of expertise from a background in habitat conservation, ecological consultancy and higher education, where he has investigated and researched plants, taught others about them and educated trainee teachers to inspire other students about the natural world. His knowledge ranges from aquatic non-native plants to trees and shrubs including natives, ornamentals and fruiting species. 

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