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Tuesday 5th November to Wednesday 6th November 2019

Tree architecture two-day training course – assessment to aid veteran tree management

Location: Hatfield Forest, Bush End Road, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, CM22 6NE

This course is now full. Due to popular demand we will run the course again at the same venue on 7 and 8 November. Click here for details.

This two-day course, delivered by Tom Joye of Inverde (Belgium), is aimed at professionals wanting to improve their knowledge of tree architecture and how this can be used as a tool during veteran tree management.

Tree architecture is not a new concept, however unfortunately for tree managers in the UK most tree architecture literature is published in French due to the main scientists being French or Canadian. This course aims to introduce these concepts allowing tree managers to make informed management decisions.


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

  1. Describe the genetic ‘blue print’ that determines how the structure of a tree develops.
  2. Describe the difference between development stage and chronological age.
  3. Explain the circular life cycle of a tree.
  4. Identify the difference between orthotropic, plagiotropic and ageotropic epicormic growth and determine what this tells you about the reaction potential of the tree.
  5. Describe the difference between age-related senescence and decline due to external factors.
  6. Inform management of veteran trees based on the above.

A certificate of attendance is provided upon completion of the course.

Who should attend?
Professionals responsible for managing veteran trees. The course does not require any prerequisites however experience of managing veteran trees would be useful.

Audiences include arborists, foresters, land managers, ecologists, countryside officers.


£320 per person.

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

National Trust Hatfield Forest, Takeley, Bishop’s Stortford CM22 6NE

Booking Information

This course is now full. We are running the course again at the same venue on 7 and 8 November. The booking form will live by the end of the day.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance.

To book your place, and to pay by debit card, credit card or PayPal, please click the ‘Book now’ button below. You can also complete this form if you are unable to book this way and need us to send you an invoice with details of how to pay by cheque or BACS transfer.

Once the course becomes full we will update the website with information about a reserve list. Meanwhile, in the unlikely event that we receive too many bookings at once we will let you know and refund you as soon as we are able to.

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