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Friday 12th October 2018

Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one day training course, Killerton House, Devon

Location: Killerton House, Devon

This Event is Now FULL, please contact us if you would like to know more about our future training courses.

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 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.

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 should attend?
Those responsible for managing areas with veteran trees. The course does not require any prior knowledge and therefore is suitable for a wide audience including arborists, foresters, land managers, ecologists, countryside officers, landscape professionals, built heritage professionals, students and amateurs with a keen interest.

Cost
£140 per person.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch (there is a farm shop and cafe within walking distance).

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

Venue

Killerton House, Killerton, Exeter, Devon EX5 3LE. Killerton Park is one of the National Trust’s largest sites, at 6,400 acres. There are 514 significant trees recorded there, including oaks, sweet chestnut and birch.

The training room is on the first floor of Killerton House and unfortunately there is no disabled access to this event.

Booking Information

This Event Is Now FULL, please contact us if you would like to know more about our other planned training courses.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. The training room is on the first floor of Killerton House and unfortunately there is no disabled access to this event. If this is a problem and you wish to attend one of these courses Please Contact Us Here.

To book your place, please click the ‘Book Now’ button below. You can pay by card, PayPal or request 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.

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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