Tree Identification

Bettina Metcalfe
Online
Friday 11am - 12.30pm

THE AUTUMN TERM WILL BE VIA ZOOM

Who is the course for?
This is a course in tree identification for beginners and for those with some knowledge. It is for people who want to improve their ability to observe, describe and identify trees.

What will you learn?
Aspects of tree taxonomy will be explained. Leaf and flower morphology will be taught and the students will become familiar with tree terminology. We will be looking at broad-leaved trees and conifers, at deciduous and evergreen trees, native and introduced trees. A number of different types will be studied in detail.

How is the course taught?
This eight-week course will be taught online using Zoom. There will be PowerPoint presentations, with student involvement through questions, comments and some discussions. Some handouts are included. As homework it is suggested that you go on your own walks in nature to consolidate what you have learned in the weekly sessions.

Materials required:
Please have a notebook and pencil handy during the sessions.

On your walks during the week, please take a hand lens of magnification x10.

To help the learning, please have your own tree identification book at hand to take with you on your walks. If you are thinking of acquiring a tree book, Collins Tree Guide by Owen Johnson is recommended.

 

Dates:
Autumn term 18 Sept - 13 Nov 2020 (Half term 30th Oct)
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE ONLY TAKING BOOKINGS FOR THE AUTUMN TERM
Fees:
£80 non-member - 8-week term
£65 member - 8-week term