Identifying Conifers in the British Isles

Despite having only three conifer species which are native to the British Isles we are fortunate to have a rich flora of exotic species from all over the world which have been introduced for use in forestry and horticulture. The Conwy Valley and surrounding areas are rich in conifer species, providing one of the best venues for learning to identify this sometimes tricky group of plants.

Matt Parratt is a qualified biologist and has worked as a research scientist for the Forestry Commission for 18 years. During that time he has worked extensively on tree and shrub seed and seedling biology and ecology. His work on the conservation of rare and endangered trees from around the world has taken him as far afield as Vietnam where he worked on endangered endemic conifers in association with the UK National Pinetum at Bedgebury and Fauna and Flora International. He is an Associate Tutor for the FSC, as well as running other identification courses throughout the year.

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly on 01690 710494.

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Key Information

Start date:

1st March 2019 at 4:00pm


From £195


Field Studies Council




Biology, Nature & Wildlife


Rhyd-y-creuau, United Kingdom