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Tuesday 6th June 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.

Note that the original date for this training day was Thursday 8 June, but we have had to change this to Tuesday 6 June, due to the venue being used as a polling station in the election.

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 event is now full. Please contact admin@ancienttreeforum.co.uk if you would like to be put on the reserve list.


Email admin@ancienttreeforum.co.uk 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.

Please read booking terms and conditions

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Valuing and managing veteran trees (1 day) Tortworth, Gloucestershire
Thursday 8th June, 2017 at 9.30-4.30
£130.00 per person

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6 Comments | Leave a Comment

  • Claire White says:
    Posted February 26, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Can l get to the venue by public transport? What are the start and end times?

    • Jim Mullholland says:
      Posted February 28, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Hi Claire,
      The start time is 9am arrival for a 9:30am start and we will be finished by 4:30pm. I’ll have to check about public transport and get back to you.
      Speak soon.

    • Jim says:
      Posted March 03, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Hi Claire,
      Bus would get you close but not all the way (closest point – Charfield). If you send me an email at training@ancienttreeforum.co.uk with details of where you are coming from, I’ll see if I can pick you up and bring you to the venue.

  • Brett Athow says:
    Posted April 19, 2017 at 9:38 pm

    Hi, would it be possible to arrange a training session in Hampshire? I would be happy to help arrange?

    • Jim Mullholland (ATF Training and Technical Officer) says:
      Posted April 21, 2017 at 9:08 am

      Hi Brett,
      Drop me an email at training@ancienttreeforum.co.uk and we can have a chat to see if we can help.

  • Lime Orchard says:
    Posted October 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Really nice one man. Good and inspirational too.


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