Tree Biology

If you have ever wondered about how trees sprout, grow and live so long, then this is the course for you.  We will take time to understand the biology of trees and how they have become an integral part of our ecosystem.  After this classroom session,  we will spend a few hours walking through the ancient woodland of Nower Wood identifying trees in various stages of growth and death.  During this time we will also learn about and witness the fascinating ways that they communicate with each other.

We will be walking and standing for a long period of time, so this course may not be suitable for those who find may this challenging.

Tutor Profile – Paul Ritchie

As a biologist with over 20 years of experience looking after nature reserves and commons Paul is well placed to teach courses in ecology, conservation and practical countryside skills. He had roles training employees and volunteers for the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Corporation and Surrey Wildlife Trust. He helped establish a community woodland project at Ashtead Common NNR; trained and assessed apprentices; and worked closely with volunteer and community groups.

How to Apply

Tree Biology

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Key Information

Start date:

16th June 2022 at 10:00am


members £35, non-members £47


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Conservation, Nature & Wildlife


Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

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