Identifying Trees in Winter

Take the mystery out of winter identification of deciduous trees. By observing the different characters that each species has you will be able to accurately separate a wide range of species (mostly native but including some of the commoner introduced species).
Emphasis will be placed on key characters to distinguish each species from similar-looking species such as Sessile and English Oaks, and Downy and Silver Birch. By the end of the course participants will be able to use at least one identification key and be able to recognise the key characters and many of the major species within our landscape.

A useful course for ecological surveyors and interested amateurs alike, this day course will provide you with a good grounding in which to continue botanising during winter.

Mark Duffell has had a lifetime interest in plants, gaining the RHS Diploma in Horticulture, becoming Young Horticulturist of the Year in 2001 and completing an MSc in Biological Recording. He now runs Arvensis Ecology, splitting his time between conducting botanical surveys and teaching botanical identification and survey techniques to undergraduate and postgraduate students, consultancies and environmental organisations.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To book a place on this course, please visit the FSC website or contact the centre directly onĀ 01743 852 040

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Key Information

Start date:

30th January 2018 at 10:00am




Field Studies Council




Biodiversity, Ecology, Nature & Wildlife


Preston Montford, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, United Kingdom