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Thursday 19th October 2017

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

Location: Tortworth Estate, 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.

This course is now full. Please Contact Us Here if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

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).

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.

£130 per person. You can pay online with debit card, credit card, or through a PayPal account, by clicking the ‘Book now’ button. You can also request to be invoiced.
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch (there is a farm shop and cafe within walking distance).

Tortworth Estate Office, Tortworth, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. The estate is home to a number of veteran trees, including the magnificent Tortworth Chestnut. The course will be held in the Estate Office which is situated near Junction 14 of the M5.

Booking Information

This course is now full. Please contact training@ancienttreeforum.co.uk if you would like to be put on the waiting list.

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.

Email admin@ancienttreeforum.co.uk if you have any queries regarding booking, but please note that this email is checked on Monday mornings, and once later in the week so there may be a slight delay in responding.

Please read booking terms and conditions

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