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Friday 26th April 2019

ATF Scotland: Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one-day course at The Gannochy Trust

Location: The Gannochy Trust, Pitcullen Crescent, Perth PH2 7HX

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.

This practical and theoretical course was developed as part of the VETree project (European project across five countries, see www.vetree.eu for details).

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

The ATF are taking bookings on behalf of ATF Scotland. The course will be delivered by Adam Riedi, arboricultural consultant and co-ordinator of the Ancient Tree Forum Scotland.

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.

Who is this course aimed at?
The course is aimed at any person with an interest in trees including arboricultural contractors and consultants, ecologists and land and forest managers. This courses will provide basic level information on valuing and managing veteran trees. Depending on the experience of those present there may be scope for more in-depth discussion.


£50 per person.

Tea and coffee will be provided and lunch will kindly be provided by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust

You can pay online with debit card, credit card, or through a PayPal account, by clicking the ‘Book now’ button.


The Gannochy Trust, Pitcullen Crescent, Perth PH2 7HX

If you would like more details on course content, please contact ATF Scotland co-ordinator Adam Riedi at scotland@ancienttreeforum.co.uk


Booking Information

Please note: We are taking bookings on behalf of ATF Scotland.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book your place, please click the ‘Book now’ button below. Once the course becomes full, we will update the website with information about a reserve list. NB: The booking system automatically sends you an acknowledgement of the booking form, but your place is not confirmed until you hear from our Admin team directly.

Please Contact Us Here if you have any queries regarding booking. Please note that there may be a slight delay before you receive a response.

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Valuing and Managing Trees The Gannochy Trust
Friday 26th April, 2019 at 09.00-16.30
£50.00 per person

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