Broad-leaved trees and shrubs in summer
About the event
Trees and shrubs are a very important and beautiful part of our natural heritage. This course is designed to help participants to identify our native trees and shrubs using their foliage. Trees are classified according to their flowers, but these are transient and often out of reach. Leaves, however, last for months and months.
The morning will be spent in the classroom learning about the classification of our native trees and shrubs, sorting through specimens and getting to grips with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves. We shall also use different keys to aid identification.
In the afternoon there will be a fieldwork session, in the nature park at Tyland Barn or nearby, where we will be putting into practice what has been covered in the morning.
By the end of this course it is expected that you will feel confident to:
- identify most native trees and shrubs using features of their leaves
- understand the classification of our native trees and shrubs use simplified keys
Led by Ros Bennett, Botanist
Suitable for beginners and improvers.