Tuesday 6th June 2017
Valuing and managing veteran trees: a one day training course, South Gloucestershire
Location: Tortworth Estate, South Gloucestershire
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.
This one day course will focus on providing participants with sufficient information and experience to:
- Give a definition of a veteran tree that is of importance for biological or heritage value.
- Explain why trees can live so long
- Describe how and where roots grow and why they are important
- Undertake a simple survey of a veteran tree in the field
- 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.
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