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Thursday 8th June 2017

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one day training course, South Gloucestershire

Veteran tree training course

This one-day introductory course is aimed at those who are responsible for managing areas with veteran trees, anyone who owns veteran trees or has a keen interest.

Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field visits with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

Learning outcomes
This one day course will focus on providing participants with sufficient information and experience to:

  1. Give a definition of a veteran tree that is of importance for biological or heritage value.
  2. Explain why trees can live so long
  3. Describe how and where roots grow and why they are important
  4. Undertake a simple survey of a veteran tree in the field
  5. Assess when management is likely to be appropriate for old trees or their surroundings

A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion of the course, which was developed as part of the VETree project  (A European project across five countries).

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Thursday 13th July to Friday 14th July 2017

ATF Summer conference 2017 at Epping Forest

by Jeremy Dagley

Epping view in autumn colours

The Ancient Tree Forum’s summer conference in 2017 will be held at Epping Forest, London’s largest open space, and a European Special Area of Conservation as well as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The venue for the indoor morning sessions will be Gilwell Park Training and Event Centre, which is set in 108 acres, and situated on the western edge of Epping Forest.

The main conference themes will be:

  • Ancient tree landscapes
  • Conserving wood-pastures and pollarding veteran trees
  • Crown retrenchments
  • ‘Minding the gap’ – creating decaying wood habitats and ‘successor’ old trees
  • The hollowing of trees by fungi
  • Soil and root health
  • Tree diseases

In the afternoons, Jeremy Dagley, Epping Forest’s Head of Conservation, and his colleagues, will be leading us on guided visits to view some of the 55,000 veteran pollards set amongst 5,000 acres of ancient wood pasture.

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Monday 17th July to Wednesday 19th July 2017

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a three day advanced course for trainers, Epping Forest

Veteran tree training course

This three-day advanced course is aimed at those who would like to share their own knowledge and experience of veteran trees with colleagues, employees, volunteers and community groups. It will equip attendees with the skills, confidence and resources to be able to deliver the ATF’s one-day course on ‘Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees’.

Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field visits with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

Learning outcomes
This three day course will focus on providing participants with sufficient information and experience to deliver a one day basic training course ‘Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees’. When you have completed this course you should be able to do the following:

  1. Give a definition of a veteran tree.
  2. Explain the biological principles relating to old trees including:
  3. Root systems,
  4. Why trees live so long,
  5. Natural processes,
  6. Habitat development.
  7. Undertake a survey of a veteran tree.
  8. Prepare a simple management plan for a veteran tree.
  9. Assess if a population of trees is sustainable.

A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion of the course, which was developed as part of the VETree project, a European project across five countries.

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Thursday 19th October 2017

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one day training course, South Gloucestershire

Veteran tree training course

This one-day introductory course is aimed at those who are responsible for managing areas with veteran trees, anyone who owns veteran trees or has a keen interest.

Training will be delivered through a combination of presentations, group exercises and field visits with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

Learning outcomes
This one day course will focus on providing participants with sufficient information and experience to:

  1. Give a definition of a veteran tree that is of importance for biological or heritage value.
  2. Explain why trees can live so long
  3. Describe how and where roots grow and why they are important
  4. Undertake a simple survey of a veteran tree in the field
  5. Assess when management is likely to be appropriate for old trees or their surroundings

A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion of the course, which was developed as part of the VETree project  (A European project across five countries).

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