Tree Identification

Have you ever wondered whether that tree in your garden is a Sycamore or a Beech? If the answer is yes, then this one day course is for you.

Using a variety of investigative techniques, including the study of tree bark, leaf shape, fruit/nuts and location, you will become confident in identifying a multitude of woodland species.

There will be a mixture of classroom learning coupled with a 2 hour walk through the ancient woodland. Please notify us prior to the course if walking and standing is problematic for you.

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 Identification

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Key Information

Start date:

30th June 2022 at 10:00am


members £35, non-members £47


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife


Nower Wood Educational Nature Reserve, United Kingdom

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