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Tuesday 29th September to Wednesday 30th September 2020

Understanding and Managing Veteran Trees – Two-day training course (Chirk Castle)

Location: Chirk Castle (Near Wrexham), LL14 5AF

This two-day course, developed as part of the VETcert project, is aimed at professionals wanting to continue their learning to improve their knowledge of managing veteran trees.

This course builds on the topics discussed during the introductory 1-day course Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees. It has been designed to assist professionals who are hoping to achieve the VETcert certification, both Practising and Consulting level. However, it can also be treated as a standalone training course.

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

  1. Understand the principles affecting veteran trees that influence their management:
    • Ageing and natural processes
    • Rooting environment
    • Hollowing and fungi
    • Location and situation (e.g. historic environment, nature reserve, urban)
  2. Undertake a survey and take into consideration all relevant factors to produce a management plan for a veteran tree.
  3. Understand what affects the sustainability of a population of veteran trees and how you can influence it?

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

Who should attend?
Professionals responsible for managing veteran trees, including arboriculturists, foresters, ecologists, land managers, countryside officers.


It is recommended delegates have attended the 1-day course Valuing and Managing Veteran Trees, or similar, training.


£320 per person (non-residential).

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


Chirk Castle (Near Wrexham), LL14 5AF

Please note:

  • The training room is in the castle which is 180m walk up a steep hill.
  • The meeting room is located on the first floor accessible only by stairs.

Booking Information

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.

Please Contact Us Here if you have any queries regarding booking, but please note that although this email is checked regularly, there may be a slight delay in responding.

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Understanding and Managing Veteran Trees - Two-day training course Chirk Castle (Near Wrexham), LL14 5AF
Tuesday 29th September - Wednesday 30th September, 2020 at 09:00
£320.00 per person

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