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

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.

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