Photo of oak tree taken by L. Rule

Photo of oak tree taken by L. Rule

Broad-leaved trees and shrubs in summer

Location: Tyland Barn, Sandling, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3BD
Learn to identify trees and shrubs from their foliage.

Event details

Date

Time
10.00 am till 4pm
A static map of Broad-leaved trees and shrubs in summer

About the event

In the morning there will be a classroom session which will include the following:

Classification of our native trees and shrubs

  • Sorting through specimens and getting to grips primarily with the terminology of the different shapes of leaves.
  • Use of different keys to identification. 

During the afternoon there will be a fieldwork session which will be mostly outside in the Tyland Barn nature park putting into practice what has been covered in the morning.

It is expected that participants will feel confident by the end of this course 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.

Booking

Phone number

01622 662012

Price

Normal fee: £33 per person per day.
Concessionary fee: Kent Wildlife Trust volunteers, senior citizens, unemployed and students £5 off.

Know before you go

Dogs

Guide dogs only

Facilities

Toilets
Shop
Cafe/refreshments
Picnic area
Disabled toilet
Baby changing facilities

Contact us

Jill Evington
Contact number: 01622 662012